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BryanCBryanC Posts: 18

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,463
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    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • BryanCBryanC Posts: 18
    I am late getting around to cutting back my border plants. I have Japanese Anenomes
    and a clump of Ligularia. They are both about 4 feet high. How much should I cut them back? I also have 2 bowls with Acidanthera in them They have just finished flowering.
    Will they died back or should I cut them back a bit now? Many thanks folks
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,463
    I don't usually cut back my anemones or ligularias . They just die back themselves and I remove stems when they've done that and aren't attached.
    Acidantheras aren't hardy, unless you're in a very mild, dry area, so they're best kept somewhere frost free, and on the dry side  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • BryanCBryanC Posts: 18
    Hi Fairy Girl. Thanks for the info. I will go out now while it isn't raining and move the acidantheras and just look at the other two.
  • I have the anemone and the Ligularia and don't do anything to them. I like the tall stems on the Lig. and only tidy it up in spring.
    You need to let the Acidanthera leaves die back on their own, to feed the bulbs, but put them somewhere out of the cold as they aren't very hardy. You might be lucky and get them to come up again next year. They find it a bit chilly up here with me and don't always bother the first time!
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,463
    They [acidantheras] just rot here unless undercover. I tend to just buy new ones if I want them. 
    My ligs tend to get eaten by slugs before they fully die back  ;)

    It's a pity they're such slug magnets - the foliage is one of the main reasons for having them, assuming it's the dark foliaged varieties anyway. Mine are much later dying back this year though. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,463
    Funnily enough @srivastavapooja19498, this is a gardening forum so we answer gardening queries.
    Maybe you missed that while you were busy spamming us  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • BryanCBryanC Posts: 18
    Thanks all. I can go to bed happy now.
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