Centaruea - pruning

July is when Centaurea will probably need cutting back after their first period of flowering fades. gardening friends often ask how to prune them back.  On the right you can see a part pruned plant. I am cutting out the long mid-green or brown stems right at their bases, leaving the new leaves just poking through the soil. This was done on 2nd July and the plant was back in flower by 25th July.

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