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What do I do with Alliums now that they've finished flowering?


By Madwife

United Kingdom Gb

I live at the edge of a very windy moorland. Whilst most of my bulbs, (tulips, daffs etc) have succumbed to the wind, the alliums have been magnificent. This is the first time I've ever grown any; it won't be the last!



You can either leave them standing with the skeleton seed heads, or you can cut them back to ground level. The advice is that by doing this, the plant puts its energy into building up the bulb and not into setting seed. Also, they are not especially long lived and cutting them back helps with this. Keep planting bulbs in the autumn to ensure a magnificent display in future years!

23 Jun, 2009

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