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Chelsea Chop

We are coming to the month of 'chelsea chop' to some plants. Experts out there...can you tell me which plants will benefit from the 'chelsea chop'.



  • LynLyn Posts: 21,882

    I chop those sedums right back to ground almost.

    Phlox and penstemon.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    It really depends where you are and how much growth the plants have put on. We are lucky to have a plant the size they crop down toimage

  • The only plants I have big enough to chop are the self sown margaritas image  but they are everywhereimage

  •  As I am opening my garden in June I shan't be chopping.

  • Me neither, my Open Day is 28th June, when is your's WWboy, and are you feeling under the same pressure as I am???image

    "To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin
  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,126

    Geraniums if they have flowered.

  • I'd like a more comprehensive list of choppable plants - is there a rule of thumb? I don't want to hack all my flowers unnecessarily! image

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,121
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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