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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 Central ScotlandPosts: 4,037

    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: 15,849

    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.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Ok will give them longer and reserve judgement for now :)

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,401

    Maybe it's right plant,wrong placeimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,014

    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....

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