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Tatty helianthemum

B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,363
If I tidy it up, will it bloom again this year?
In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,406
    When you say "tatty", are you talking about the leaves ? Any chance of a photo please ?
    I have no imagination 😁.
    Which variety is it ?
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,363
    edited June 2021
    Here they are @AnniD. Two plants  1 think they're  the same variety  
    Weeding in progress😊

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,406
    Personally, l would just give it a light trim as opposed to cutting it right back. If it's anything like the one in my MIL's garden, it should be flowering again in a short space of time  :)
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,363
    Thanks @AnniD
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,125
    I think it might be having things a bit easy. That border looks quite lush and green so plenty of food and water, but maybe not enough sun, and nowhere to go. Mine grow  in poor soil on top of a south facing drystone wall. Their foliage stays tight and compact and they trail right down the face of the wall, soaking up the sun and flower nearly all summer.
    Be a bit mean to it, even try it in a large terracotta pot with gritty compost, so it can hang over the edges and it might surprise you :)


  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,363
    edited June 2021
    I can do mean @Buttercupdays👺
    Lush. Sounds much better than weedy😏
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,406
    I shall definitely be using the expression "lush" from now on 😁.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,363
    Sackfuls of lushness ready to go on the compost heap
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,125
    My lushness is totally out of control at the moment, despite me working 8 hours  and longer nearly every day!
    It has grown so fast since June began and there were so many jobs left undone from April and May. I've purloined a builders' bag and I could fill it in a day with very little effort, the stuff is waist high or more. Whole areas of the garden have disappeared into uniform weediness, but it still somehow manages to look lovely.
    I was watching Brian Cox explaining life, the universe and everything and have decided that mine must be a low entropy garden because the plants re-arrange themselves and it doesn't really matter. The only critical thing is to keep some of the grass short. It defines it as a garden and gives me somewhere to walk without needing a machete!
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,363
    Sounds like my kind of garden. Neatness disturbs me. @Buttercupdays
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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