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AnnaBAnnaB Posts: 514
I read/heard somewhere that it is possible to cut back/tidy up Allium leaves Could someone please confirm that this is true - or not? Many thanks.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,872
    I wouldn't. I know they're untidy as they grow, but it's better to have some other planting around to disguise them.  :)
    Any damaged ones can obviously be removed though.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,460
    edited May 2020
    You can take the off when they've turned completely brown, same as other bulbs. With alliums that's sometimes while they're still in flower. You could trim off individual brown tips if you like but I don't - I grow them amongst other plants so most of the messy leaves are hidden.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • AnnaBAnnaB Posts: 514
    Thank you both. I will leave them alone for now and plant other things around them - it's a new raised bed.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,872
    Some of them are very messy- - the little sphaerocephalon ones are really bad, especially as the foliage is there for ages before they flower!
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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