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Ugly phormis flowers


Quite liked this, until it flowered... Looks gangly and awkward to me! Can I just prune the flowers down to the base of the plant?!


  • Phormis - oops. I mean Phormium :)

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    I don't think it has opened yet. Give it a chance to shine.

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,262

    Yes. I quite like them ,and I  let them flower, they look like bunches of bananas, then the black seed pods hang down to provide some structural interest. But if you don't like them, cut them off as low down as you can reach.

  • Ok will give them longer and reserve judgement for now :)

  • B3B3 Posts: 26,498

    Maybe it's right plant,wrong placeimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,966

    I like them too. They're quite fascinating  image

    As fidget has said though, if you don't care for them , cut them right down as low as you can. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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