Landgarten von Jutta und Michael Bongers am Niederrhein

Current garden tip – Epimedium

Despite the very uncomfortable weather, I used this week to cut back all epimediums. Both the wintergreen and the deciduous ones.

Epimedium is a very grateful ground cover for partially shaded to shady locations. Depending on the weather, it begins to produce its flowers gradually from mid-March. Sulfur yellow, white, pink, purple, … There are many types and varieties. We have about 15 different epimediums in our garden, which show their elf-like bloom from mid march to mid of may.

By pruning, the flowers come into their own and the old leaves are removed directly. If you cut at a later time, there is a risk of cutting off the flowers!