Spreading and trailing plants can become tatty and patchy. To make sure they don’t appear ‘tatty’ trim them back after flowering which will then encourage fresh growth and new flowers.
During the summer months you must ensure that you regularly cut back dead bulb foliage if not done already. It is important to wait until the foliage dies down naturally, as cutting back too early can lead to blindness next year.
In addition to this ensure that you cut back and deadhead Oriental poppies after flowering. Cutting them right back to ground level will stimulate growth of fresh new foliage, and perhaps even some new blooms. Mulching and feeding will help to support this new growth.
Want the best possible appearance from your Euphorbias? Well, Euphorbias looks a lot better if spent flowers are removed, cutting the flowered stem back to ground level.
Divide hostas as they come into growth. Divide Primula (primroses) after flowering, planting them in a nursery bed until they are ready for planting out again in the autumn.
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