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Q.Can I Cut Back Lily Of The Valley Leaves Now That The Flowers Have Gone.

Zone Surrey | Pat.marks added on June 1, 2020 | Answered

Can you suggest what I can put under a tree. It is a very dry area. I have many tiny Cyclamen here in the spring but once they have all died back it looks a mess. Any suggestions please?

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Answered on June 2, 2020

No, it's best to leave them to nourish the "pips" for multiplying. You can remove the flower stems if desired. The leaf stalks can be cut back or mowed in fall.

Regarding putting something under the tree, the best thing you can put under a tree is mulch. Since you already have cyclamen, I wouldn't add anything else. Trees have feeder roots near the top of the soil and adding plants creates competition for nutrients and water, plus the soil disturbance can affect the roots.


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