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Bill_and_BenBill_and_Ben Histon, near Cambridge, UKPosts: 157
I have a passion flower and salvia that both did really well last year. This is how they look today. Should I be cutting them back at this point?


My location: Histon, near Cambridge, UK


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  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,998
    Can't answer regarding the passion flower,  but personally l would hang fire on the salvia until the middle of April. 
    I wait until there's a fairly safe chance we've seen the back  of any frosts. The forecast for the next few days is generally chilly winds, and possibly frost overnight next week.  :)
  • Bill_and_BenBill_and_Ben Histon, near Cambridge, UKPosts: 157
    Okay - that sounds sensible. So I should cut it back then but at the right time? I wasn't sure if I should leave it as it was and growth would restart in the bare bits.
    My location: Histon, near Cambridge, UK


  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,998
    Yes, you should cut them back to just above a pair of leaves, otherwise they will flower mostly at the top and get leggier. This video from Will Dyson should help, there's a fair bit of background noise, but it gives you a fair idea  :)

  • Bill_and_BenBill_and_Ben Histon, near Cambridge, UKPosts: 157
    Thank you Ann and Philippa - very helpful. You are not Philippa that moved from Cambridge to the south coast recently are you?
    My location: Histon, near Cambridge, UK


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