buddy110
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cutting back ground cover for winter

Does any cut back, lamium, creeping phlox, seedum, flowering thyme and dianthus in the fall

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Kisal
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The only plant I have of those on your list is dianthus. I do cut it back. :)

buddy110
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What zone are you in?

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Kisal
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Zone 6. :)

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Quietly Awesome
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I just leave em. Let nature take it's course. Clean them up in the spring. Kinda gives them a bit of protection during the winter. :)

buddy110
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Thanks everyone.
Last year, I left them and they were a mess to clean up. So this year I'm going to cut em back and see. I'll cover them all with 2" sweet peat to insulate them

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