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When and how far to cut back Geum

Need some help please. First year had Geum’s in garden this year which were spectacular successes 

When and how far should i cut them back? 



  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,187
    Personally l cut back any old flower stems and any particularly manky leaves. In the Spring l check them over removing any dead leaves and tidy them up.
  • I find trimming off the old flower stems as they finish flowering through the warmer months of the year makes them produce fresh flower stems. I have only ever trimmed off the old flower stems and left the leaves tend to themselves and they have been doing well in the garden here for a number of years now.

    Happy gardening!
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,282
    Agree with above, I often find the leaves come through Winter unscathed, in which case I leave them.
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • i agree with the above - just cutting back the flowering stems has always worked well in my garden.
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