What should I do with these messy Californian Poppies?
I have these californian poppy plants (jelly beans), that have had a good flowering some weeks ago.
They are now looking rather flat against the earth showing their roots. They were spilling over the lawn and I did push them back so they wouldn't get mowed.
I can see seed heads starting to form.
I'm still very new to gardening and I'm wondering what I should do now with these plants?
These plants are a few years old. Last year they started growing new leaves at the base around early autumn time I think, and I then just cut off all all the old dead growth then. I don't know if that was a good time to do it, but they survived and were covered in flowers a few weeks ago.
I'm happy to just leave them as they are, if that is best for them. Just not sure if there is something else I'm supposed to be doing. Any advice is gratefully received.