‘No elastic bands’: Alan Titchmarsh on what to do with ‘tatty’ daffodils after flowering


“They take these and they put them in a knot or put an elastic band around them – no.

“Leave them to flop like that for six weeks after flowering.

“That allows the sun to get in there, photosynthesise through the leaves, make food, send it down to the bulb for next year’s flowers.

“Then, about the end of May, you can chop them off completely at the ground.



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