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after my oriental poppies have bloomed shouldd I cut back the stems

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after my oriental poppies have bloomed should I cut back the stems I live in Wallasey cheshire



Yes, unless you want millions of seedling all over the place. With a bit of luck and some rain, they will flower again in a few months time. The flowers are often smaller though, second time around.

29 Jun, 2015


I agree with cutting them back, you will at the least get a nice clump of fresh green leaves. Mine have never self-seeded, and I rarely get round to cutting off the pods myself!

29 Jun, 2015


Agree wiry Owdb. :)

29 Jun, 2015


We have a lot of self seeded ones when I did not get round to cutting them back.

30 Jun, 2015


many thanks for your help.

30 Jun, 2015

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