I have an established acanthus at the end of the garden. It flowered for months last year and looked great. The thing is, it is part of a flower bed and I'd planned to try and plant some wildflowers in front of it, and those huge leaves left everything else in shadow. They had also been eaten into by something or other, so I thought I'd cut them off in the hope of encouraging the new leaves below to grow, and giving everything else a bit of room over summer.
The thing is, I'm new to gardening and get a bit over-excited when armed with secateurs, so now it's left with only the young, small leaves. I've read that it's practically impossible to kill if you don't want it - but I do and I'm worried that my excessive pruning might have left it too little to work with?
Thanks in advance for any advice you have,
Remorseful of Essex