How to cut back spent border plants

How to cut back spent border plants

In this video clip, Monty Don shows how to spruce up borders by cutting back spent plants.

In this practical video, Monty Don invites you to climb right into your borders and get a feel for which plants are spent and need removing and which just need cutting back. The aim is to either encourage a second flush of flowers later in summer, or make space for newcomers to be planted. He shows you what to do with spent biennials such as sweet rocket (Hesperis matronalis) and foxgloves, how to cut back herbaceous perennials such as hardy geraniums.

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