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By Morcol

west yorks., United Kingdom Gb

Hi could anyone tell me what to do with my Lythrum (purple loosestrife) now that it has finished flowering?
Do I cut it back, also the same question about Gaura.

Many thanks



unless you want seed then I would dead head it, by cutting the flower spikes down as far as you can. in the late autumn early spring you can tidy it up as neat as you like.
Dont grow guara but I understand it is better to leave the foliage until spring. that gives some protection against the winter cold.

23 Aug, 2011


Thanks a lot I will do that today.

24 Aug, 2011

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