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By Bernard

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

My lovely Phormium tenax is looking a bit careworn, probably having suffered from the nasty frosts last winter.
Several of the leaves have become brown and shrivelled at the tips and it just doesn't look as vigorous as it did.
I've given it a good watering and wonder if there is anything else I should be doing




Hello Bernard, you are so fortunate yours looks much better than many i have seen, most have been completely killed off here in Derby , judging by yours i think it will send up some new growth[swords], once this happens then you can cut the old swords away at the base, as a rule i always do this with phormiums to keep them looking healthy, i would not cut half down on the swords as it never really looks good, wait for the new growth to get going before cutting swords to the base. julien

16 Apr, 2011


Thanks Julien. Do you think there is any point in giving it a feed as encouragement? Perhaps Phostrogen?

16 Apr, 2011

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