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Should I cut the seed heads off my aconitum & foxgloves?


By Fluff

Dorset, United Kingdom Gb

They are looking really scruffy now...also the foxglove leaves are brown & yukky with all the rain...would it hurt to cut them right down?



The Aconitums you cut off the seed heads which usually form after the flowers have faded. I cut ours down to where the flowering stem changes from green to brown. Often you then get a further set of flowers later in the year.
The Foxgloves are biennials, so once they have finished flowering you may as well pull them out altogether. Leave one flower spike for the seeds for the future.

8 Aug, 2009


That's great...thanks Owdboggy...was waiting for someone to reply so I can go out & do it! The sun is actually shining here today...long may it last.

8 Aug, 2009

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