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Care of Epimediums.

Care of Epimediums.
Now is a good time to look at your Epimediums.
If you have any evergreen Epimediums in your garden now is a good time to look at them and carefully cut off the evergreen foliage. Image right 'Pink Elf''  By now much of it is probably looking rather the worse for wear after the severe winter weather this year.  Hopefully, you should be able to see signs of the flowering shoots emerging from around the base of your plant.  If possible cut off the old foliage before the flower shoots grow too tall as it's much easier to just hold up the leaves and chop them off.  If the flower shoots have alrerady grown taller, as mine often do as I'm so busy, then just lift a few leaves at a time and cut them off carefully.

Don't panic if there are no new shoots emerging yet as plants perform differently in different situations depending on how warm the weather has been where you live.  If your garden is high up or in a frost pocket or other cold location then there may not be any signs of new growth yet or new shoots may only just be emerging if you look very carefully and depending on variety.