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Cutting down Galega

AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,943
I have a Galega "His Majesty" which has really suffered in the heatwave. Although the top section is "okay" with a few rather sad flowers, the bottom leaves have really crisped and gone brown.
Should l cut it back to ground level, feed and water ?
I think l know the answer, but l'd like some confirmation :) 


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,974
    Does it usually do ok in your location @AnniD? Not something I've ever grown , but I wouldn't feed - just water, if it's struggling. Drying out probably isn't ideal, and I expect you normally get enough moisture to keep it happy.
    Cutting it back may help too, but someone who grows it might advise better on that.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,943
    Yes, usually @Fairygirl, l've got 4 in various locations, the rest are okay, mainly because they're in (very slightly) shaded or deeper beds (old raised veg beds). It's just this one that looks sick, and typically it's in just the right position to catch my eye every time l look out of the kitchen window 🙄.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,944
    I see them growing often on the edge of a field where I walk with my dog.
    I always admire them - like a very loose flowered lupin and they seem to stay upright regardless of the weather - we've had no rain for 6 weeks here and a LOT of sun.
    They seem to be really tough and come up every year, they finished flowering not long ago and are looking a bit sad now, but I don't doubt they'll be back again next year.

    Billericay - Essex

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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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