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  1. kriss

    kriss Gardener

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    D2A6DECB-6A7B-4684-AC73-0AFC3EABE9DE.jpeg2812B6C3-425B-4C8B-B300-3383D5172DD7.jpeg In late autumn I cut two plants down to the ground, but was I correct to do this?

    Echinacea Pow Pow and Aster Frikartii monch!

    Both showing signs of surfacing but did I cut them back too hard? They were plug plants bough from eBay and did well last summer.
     
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    • Spruce

      Spruce Glad to be back .....

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      Look fine to me ... I would tidy up the compost and take out the weeds .... this also stops the slugs from having a hiding place ... so loosen up the top of the compost and maybe put some fresh on the top


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      • Janet mahay

        Janet mahay Gardener

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        Sometimes we can underestimate plants how well they will do even when one cuts them back even to ground don.t worry they will grow, but as spruce mentioned clear the weeds ,turn over the compost .and put some fresh compost on top and in few weeks you see the difference
         
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        Hi @kriss , I would have left them a little longer yet. The old branches etc on the crown offer protection from the wind and frost.
         
      • kriss

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        So next year, maybe just cut back after winter? Luckily all of these plants are showing signs of coming back?
         
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