hi, i have a very tall plant, about 5 ft, it has a thick stem with many fonds of leaves that look like maiden head fern leaves and along these are clusters of very delicate purple flowes. i dont know the name of the plant even though i planted it myself last year as a very small plant. the main problem is what to do with it now it has finished flowering and what is its name help please
Did you take a photo pam? Could be a thalictrum but the description could be something else
Sounds like Thalictrum to me.
Have a look at Thalictrum delavayi and see if that matches if you can't load a photo.
well done! i googled thalictrum and it is the delavayi, how did you know? do you have one and do you know what to do with it now its finished flowering? thanks
I let it form seed because it doesn't last long as a plant. In later years the seedlings take over.
Ive got one Pam and I let it go to seed then give it a good shake and cut it down sometime during autumn usually.
thanks everyone, i'll see how it gets on nexy year