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I have a New Zealand flax quite small - do I dead head the seed pods?


By Queenie

Surrey, United Kingdom Gb

They look like little bunches of grapes at the end of the stem, the flowers were lovely all spring but now these stems are weighed down by the seeds and I'm not sure whether to cut them off.



know need to as its a very hardy shrub grown for its leaf rather than its flowers.they used to use the leaves for bow strings sewing etc.

11 Jul, 2009


They're doing what nature intended - but if you don't like them as they are - remove them.

11 Jul, 2009


Remove the whole spent flower stem as close to the base as possible Queenie - they're serving no useful purpose at all.

11 Jul, 2009


im with you muddy lol

11 Jul, 2009


Thanks guys,,,, will cut the heavy ones and leave some and see how they turn out

11 Jul, 2009


cool your welcome

11 Jul, 2009

How do I say thanks?

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