Posted: 10/04/2013 at 07:58
Mine's done well this year too. I don't cut all the leaves off, but do snip off most of the obviously dead growth, some of it pulls away quite easily by hand. Yes, it does look a bit scruffy, but the joy of the flowers in midwinter more than make up for that.
I note that the 'pruning advice' on the RHS site recommends cutting back after flowering, but it's not clear whether this means down to the rhizome or not, and with your previous loss, I'd be very reluctant to try it.
I'll live with the scruffiness I think.