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Iberis sempervirens - Candytuft (Fantasia)

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Iberis sempervirens - Candytuft (Fantasia) (Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft))



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Drc I'm growing this for the first time....do you cut this right back after flowering?

19 Jun, 2012

 

So am I, Scottish I sewed the seed last year. I thought I would just trim the flowers after flowering which is June till September. Just found the instructions it says 'After flowering, lightly shear the plants to keep them neat and bushy.
I thought at first it had flopped over but it is supposed to be flattened clusters of ground cover.

20 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Drc....my label didn't have after flowering care insturctions. I will make a note :)

20 Jun, 2012

 

I find however much you trim this after flowering, it grows back very nicely. Great plant to have in the borders. :o)

22 Jun, 2012

 

This one is lovely I will look out for the seeds. Added to favs :o)

22 Jun, 2012

 

I have this one, after flowering I always chop it right back and it comes back every year....

22 Jun, 2012

 

Yes, it seems very hardy.

22 Jun, 2012

 

I had candytuft in the garden but it seems to hjave disapperaed!

22 Jun, 2012

 

I'm scared of all these little plants which need things like, light shearing...what does that mean? Need help...! :) x

22 Jun, 2012

 

God knows lol..i jsut leave them and see what they do haha

22 Jun, 2012

 

That make 2 of us Karen!! I think that's why I never have many of them.
Come back Drc....Karen and I need lessons on light shearing :)))

22 Jun, 2012

 

:))))

22 Jun, 2012

 

Very nice..another one for my ever growing list ! :o)

22 Jun, 2012

 

That's pretty - made me realise I've lost mine too.

22 Jun, 2012

 

I'll try these again I think:-)

22 Jun, 2012

 

Hi - by light shearing, if its say a privet I take that to mean cutting the top 2-4 leaves off every stem, this is about 1/3rd of the new growth and should be enough to keep the shape while allowing it to get bigger.
If its perennials and mid season and you want them to flower again just cut the flower head off, (its a bit like cutting off mustard and cress with nail scissors) This works well with flowers such as Petunias, Pansies and Antirrhinums. The idea is if they cannot set seed they will try again. I also think if you dont want the seed dont let them as the energy goes into the plant rather than the seed.

27 Jun, 2012

 

Thank you so much for the shearing masterclass Drc....it's much appreciated. Like Karen, I've been scared of the wee plants and they always end up looking a mess because I have been unsure on what to do. I'm hopeful I can get it right now :))))

27 Jun, 2012

 

We are learning together on this one Scottish.

27 Jun, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I like this ,very nice !

30 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Amy

30 Jun, 2012



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