Posted: 15/04/2012 at 07:56
Phormiums like generous feeding and if you do this now with a good fertilizer and mulch around the base you should find plenty of young shoots emerging when the weather warms up again.
Phormiums like these suffer in cold conditions and all the leaves can turn brown and flop at this time of year. If that happens there is no alternative but to cut all the leaves off at the base and wait for it to sprout again, unless it has rotted away in the centre of course.
I have two plants, 'Alison Blackman' and 'Maori Queen', both have been so affected this year and last and each time I have had to cut them right down. MQ is just beginning to sprout again, 'AB' I'm finding quite tender and longer to recover.