Cut back de­cay­ing seed­heads in bor­ders

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The gar­den can look a bit for­lorn in Fe­bru­ary with the soggy, windswept stems and seed­heads of peren­ni­als left to stand over win­ter. To­wards the end of the month you can start to cut these stems down to the ground.

✿ It’s best to leave bor­der­line-hardy plants such as pen­ste­mons and hardy fuch­sias for an­other month or so, un­til you see signs of new growth.

✿ Clear away the old plant ma­te­rial to the com­post heap. This will freshen up the gar­den and al­low emerg­ing bulbs to shine.

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