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my potted petunias have gone very leggy this year early help what can i do

millie

By Millie

kent, United Kingdom Gb

have deadheaded as usual




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If you cut them back now, you will get another lovely display later on.

7 Jul, 2009

 

cut them back to how low please

7 Jul, 2009

 

I've never cut them back, just stopped growing them because they do what you're talking about, Millie. I only grow the Surfinia trailing petunias now, and they're fine cos they're meant to trail.
If you are going to cut them back (and I suggest you do, because I know how ghastly they probably look, it's worth a try) take them back by about half, so assuming they're 8inches tall, down to 4. I don't know what'll happen, but they should reshoot eventually and form new flowers on the new shoots.

7 Jul, 2009

 

yes cut them back by about half, and give them a feed of tomato food, that should give a good show in a few weeks

7 Jul, 2009

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