Clear soft-leaved peren­ni­als

Garden News (UK) - - What To Do -

As we go into au­tumn, peren­ni­als nat­u­rally start to die down as they be­come dor­mant for win­ter. Some, such as hostas, with their soft fo­liage, die down much faster than peren­ni­als with tough fo­liage or wiry stems. Once we get some cold nights or a few ground frosts the leaves soon col­lapse and at this point they can be cut back to soil level and added to the com­post heap. Clear­ing the dead fo­liage early in the sea­son helps to spread the work over the win­ter and also re­duces hid­ing places for slugs and snails.

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