cutting back

i have an agapanthus that has flowered for the first time in four years,do i cut back the leaves for winter as they went all mushy last year??

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 21,606

    let nature do it for you iain.

    Once they've died back  they normally come away with a sharp tug

    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,657

    I agree with Hosta image  As the leaves die back and go mushy the nutrients from the leaves will return to the bulbs to be stored until they provide the energy to grow again next year

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







  • thanks folks i will heed your advice

     

  • Emma915Emma915 Posts: 95

    I think I have an evergreen agapanthus.  I don't do anything other than house it in the greenhouse (unheated) over winter and it comes back fine.  

     

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 21,606

    I bring all of mine ( 51 ) into the polytunnel. More to stop them becoming waterlogged than too cold.

    Devon.
  • 1Runnybeak11Runnybeak1 Posts: 8,429

    HOSTA.   Do you water your Agapanthus or let them completely dry out.  I think Iv asked you this before but don't know where it might be. ???    Can't retain info for very long image

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    You and me both Rbimage.  I'd like to know that too pleaseimage

  • Emma915Emma915 Posts: 95

    1Runnybeak1 - if it helps I only water mine very rarely when in the greenhouse.  They survive very well.  

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 21,606

    I only water mine when the compost actually looks dry, then sparingly.

    Devon.
  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    Thanks for that Emma and Hostaimage.  Fingers crossed that mine survive.  I don't have a greenhouse but they can be near the garage window. 

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