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sunbeam2sunbeam2 Posts: 5

How can I hide daffodil leaves after flowering ?

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  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    The knack of hiding dying daffs is to plant a perennials which flowers around now above them. Plenty do flower late april/early may.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,451

    and please, never ever tie them up to " tidy them" . They're soaking up sunshine to help the bulb for next year.

    Devon.
  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    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.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,451

    deary deary me flowering rose.

    Devon.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,081

    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.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,527

    Bending the leaves over prevents the nutritional content passing down the leaves to feed the bulbs - think gravity image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • No expertNo expert Posts: 415

    Why not leave them a few more weeks to die down and then clear the dead leaves away.

  • No expertNo expert Posts: 415

    This year i had a share of dafs without flowers, why?

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,081

    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?

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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