Loveage

Hi all, I've got a reasonable sized loveage about 1.5 ft tall but it seems to be struggling a bit. It was doing ok earlier in the yr but i just bought it this may. Do they usually die off about this time of year or do we think he needs a new home?

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  • jo4eyesjo4eyes Posts: 2,032

    Yes it will be dying back about now, so no panic yet! After it's died back it would appreciate a mulch/feed of well-rotted manure or homemade compost. J.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,753

    Yes, it'll disappear over the winter and be back twice as big and three times as handsome next year - just watch how the hoverflies love the flowers image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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  • I agree with the above - mine got to 4 metres in its second year, Now after year three I have not yet moved it from my herb bed which but I must 'cos it's a bit of a monster. I do love it and so do the insects; I do chop it down partly to leave the flowers to grow and also get fresh you young  growth in the leaves for eating.

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