whats wrong

leaves on this plant keep going this colour, don't even remember the name of the plant. I must take note when I buy them,lol.

I keep cutting out the bad ones but the next day more have gone the same.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,658
    Hi Coys - that's an aquilegia - has it flowered this year? They're perennials so they don't flower in their first year.

    Mine always go like that after they've flowered - I cut them back and they grow new foliage.

    I wouldn't cut them back in their first year as they need to build up strength to flower the following year.
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • CoysCoys Posts: 85

    No they haven't flowered yet, bought it in Lidl image last month while shopping.

    So it's ok to leave it alone and do it's thing.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,658
    Yes, leave them to grow into nice bushy plants - they'll die down over the winter and reappear in the spring - usually flowering May and early June.



    They'll self-seed around lots as well, cross-pollinating with each other and producing variations on a theme.



    Some of us find them addictive!



    And there's absolutely no problem with buying plants from Lidl, Aldi or where ever - if there's a bargain to be had grabbit! image
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • CoysCoys Posts: 85

    Half my Flower bed is Lidl or Aldi Ended up picking up 1 or 2 plants each shop most are doing very well.

    Thanks for the advice.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,058

    I often cut mine back if the start to look rough at this time of year. New leaves come.

    But if it's newly planted I'd just cut off the nastiest looking ones in case there's not enough root power to replace them

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