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Can anyone identify this plant please? And can I trim it underneath to get the mower under it?




Looks like a Phormium to me. You could trim some of the outer leaves back but I would sooner create a circular area of bare soil around it to make it look neater. It would also not be competing with the grass for nutrients.

20 Apr, 2017


Hi, welcome to GoY, I agree with Jimmy, Phormium, possibly Phormium tenax variegatum, Derek.

20 Apr, 2017


Thanks Jimmy and Derek - it's good to know what I'm looking at!
I will get shaping the ground underneath.

20 Apr, 2017

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