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Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

Is anyone able to ID this for me. I'm thinking a sort of carex. I need to reduce its size. Do I need to dig the whole thing up and saw through its roots. 

Any advice on how best to deal with it. Thank you. 



Thank you. 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,142

    I think that's a phormium

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

    Ah great thank you.  That looks right.  Not a fan of these I have to say.  Thanks again.

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,981

    Agree - it's a phormium. They are a pain to prune - try taking the lower leaves off and see if that is suitable. I use scissors! 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

    Great tip, thank you. 

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