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Don my TonDon my Ton Posts: 78
Now its finished flowering can i cut it back to ground level, or best left.

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  • Lily 3Lily 3 Posts: 49
    Hi Don Just to add to Chrissies great advice. If it is an annual and you'd like it there next year I'd leave it in to allow the seeds to ripen and self seed. Then there should be lots more lovely poppies in the same area next year.
  • Don my TonDon my Ton Posts: 78

    Thanks, yes it is a perennial poppy, in the past I've just left the stalks there as i liked the look of them.  I have just cut them back now.

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