Cut down white foxgloves or leave to seed?

(4 Posts)
ClaudiaNaughton Sun 14-Jun-15 19:21:24

They are nearly over with flowers only on top third. Chop or leave? Does lilac need deadheading?

Georgethesecond Sun 14-Jun-15 19:24:00

Chop and they will probably flower again from the side shoots. Leave them to seed. Don't know about the lilac, sorry.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Sun 14-Jun-15 19:26:01

I have a lilac tree in my new house and I am planning to deadhead the bits I can reach because otherwise they will just hang around looking brown. AFAIK there isn't any other benefit.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Sun 14-Jun-15 19:27:02

With the foxgloves I would probably hedge my bets and leave a few because I wouldn't want to risk them not reseeding.

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