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09/06/2012 at 10:11


My beautiful pink poppies have been battered by the wind and rain and are now looking very sorry for themselves....can I do the 'Chelsea chop' on them.....if thats what its called (as you can see I'm a newbie!) and if so, how far down do I chop and will they reflower this year???

09/06/2012 at 10:17

Don't go mad just remove any broken stems and damaged leaves etc-the "chelsea chop" does not really apply to poppies more the herbaceous perennial plants-with a bit of luck, depending on the variety, it will flower again this year.

09/06/2012 at 10:26

Thank you sotongeoff! such a shame...they were looking sooo gorgeous and I was sooo proud of them, maybe 'with a bit of luck' they will bloom again!

10/06/2012 at 20:23

Ive cut back poppies to about a foot after flowering and theyve flowered again that year

10/06/2012 at 21:14

May as well give it a go because they are looking very sad at the nothing to lose really!

10/06/2012 at 22:00

Go for it... my friend was horrified when she saw what Id done but I was proved right within a few weeks

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