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    When should perennials be cut?

    Gardeners

    Is it better to cut perennials in the springtime or autumn?

    Asked by Kelly on 6th Dec 2021
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    Sj landscaping services

    "it’s best to cut them in the autumn.
    Kind regards

    Sarah and joe
    Sj landscaping services"

    Answered on 6th Dec 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    J Wren Landscapes

    "Hi, you should cut them in spring but only a trim. This is because you don't want to kill the steam"

    Answered on 6th Dec 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Dream Landscapes

    "Not sure I'd say contact local garden centres Earlswood Bham are good"

    Answered on 8th Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    R A Cummings Horticulture

    "It’s better to cut off the dead growth from perennials in the Autumn, this creates a tidier appearance and a tidier plant. Leaving it till spring May induce rot into the main plant"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Stour Gardenscapes

    "Depending on the perennials in question, things like rock geraniums can be cut back now but anything woody or bordering being a shrub should be left till spring."

    Answered on 6th Dec 2021 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    GSJ Home, Hygiene and Garden

    "Any time between March and September, when the frost has gone basically πŸ‘ avoid frost or extreme heat for making cuts 😊"

    Answered on 6th Dec 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Hidden Gem Garden Services

    "I've always pruned in Autumn πŸ‚ hope this helps. All the best for the future"

    Answered on 6th Dec 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Cs landscape gardening

    "Autumn, it then prepares them ready for the new year. As the cold won't help them"

    Answered on 12th Dec 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    No longer trading

    "It really depends on your choice. Some people prefer a pre-winter garden tidy where all perennials are cut back, the border weeded and mulched to rest for winter. I prefer to recommend that perennials are left uncut for two or three reasons: they can be a useful food source of seeds for birds, many have an attractive winter outline that looks beautiful in frost or heavy dew and leaving them can help you plan any changes for the following season."

    Answered on 30th Dec 2021 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Evergreenlandscapes

    "Best to trim them back in the Autumn but leave a few stems for them to come back strong in the spring"

    Answered on 17th Dec 2021 - Member since Aug 2020 - report

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