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By Mts

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can I cut down green foliage after poppies have finished flowering?



I would just dead head them should get a 2nd flush of flowers !!!

30 Jun, 2013


Poppies such as Papaver orientale well they do die right away, but as they are messy I cut mine right down to the ground after flowering which leaves room for other later flowering plants to fill in the gaps. They will re grow late summer/autumn ready for next year.

30 Jun, 2013


I cut my Oriental right back to the ground. If conditions are right they will produce a 2nd flush - not as many as first time round though.

1 Jul, 2013


Thank you for your knowledge.

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