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I leave them until they're turning brown - I agree that because of the exceptionally late flowering this year the 'what to do' sections in all magazines etc are a bit ahead of what we need to be doing as they go to print a while before publication.
Good morning all A bit blustery here but dry so far and the forecast isn't too bad so after breakfast will get outside, there's tidying to be done and some potting up and some mowing for OH to do - he'll get to christen the new extension cable
Looks like a leaf gall, caused by an insect laying it's eggs on the leaf. Take the leaf off if you like, but I don't think it'll do the tree any harm unless it's absolutely covered with them.
Second one looks like one of the saxifragas.
I thought so too - didn't click on it either - we'll wait and see what happens
No, just cut below where the faded flowers are.
No sorry, not crocosmia - it has sword-like leaves (a bit like a gladioli).
I recognise the plant but it's name escapes me at the moment
Flower looks a bit like a phygelius, but they're much bigger than that aren't they?
If it's the same as the previous series it's another makeover show
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