How can I hide daffodil leaves after flowering ?
The knack of hiding dying daffs is to plant a perennials which flowers around now above them. Plenty do flower late april/early may.
and please, never ever tie them up to " tidy them" . They're soaking up sunshine to help the bulb for next year.
I when I feel full of energy,tie the stems up by bending the leaves over and using two leafs to tie it ,you have to do it gently and it tidies them up until they die back.
deary deary me flowering rose.
All harsdy perennials are putting on masses of growth now and some already flowering so surround you daffodils with a mix of what you like and leave your daffodil foliage to die down naturally. As Hostafan says, they need the leaves to make the energy stores for next year's flowers so don't trim them or tie them, just disguise them.
Bending the leaves over prevents the nutritional content passing down the leaves to feed the bulbs - think gravity
Why not leave them a few more weeks to die down and then clear the dead leaves away.
This year i had a share of dafs without flowers, why?
Too congested? In which case lift, divide and replant. If new, planted too late? If older, maybe leaves not left on long enough to feed the plant after last year's flowering?