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Viola Seed Pods

Complete newbie here. I have a viola struggling in a hanging pot, which I rescued and brought back to life after some neglect. After dead-heading, it is now starting to regain some colour and has produced a few flowers. Now I've discovered seed pods, and I'm not sure what to do about them. Should I remove the seed pods to encourage last of the summer bloom?


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    If you don't want to collect the seed then removing the pods will prolong flowering. :)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,978
    If you cut all the stalks down to the fresh green it will grow up nicely again, I keep these going right through the year. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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