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Cutting back bleeding heart?

FireFire Posts: 17,116
I  have a large bleeding heart bush in a small raised bed that I would like to put other plants in. Can I cut it back and keep it healthy or do I have to waiting for it to die down of its own accord? Thanks


  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    I think it is best to allow it to die down naturally but it will soon be gone, now!
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,025
    Mine are still flowering, but it's normally best to leave until it's died back, as Posy says.

    If you think you can safely lift it out with a good rootball, then do so though. If it's well watered first, well watered in, it should be ok. Trim back foliage to make it easier for the plant too. I've often lifted plants when I shouldn't and they've been fine. Depends how bold you feel  :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Thanks. Wrong plant, wrong place, for me, it seems.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,151
    The story of my life @Fire!
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
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