I've tried braiding the leaves, rubberbanding them and tolerating their untidy look for years. Voila, my solution: Plastic expandable bottle protectors that are used for packaging or bagging wine bottles and bottles of that shape. The protectors are about -6" high, of good thickness for re-use, many times over, and being a dark green color, a perfect camouflage. Since pictures speak for themselves, below are the results of their application. The local Wine & Spirit stores are the only ones I know of that carry this item, and are pretty nice about giving a few extra bottle protectors, when they are told it's for the garden. This permits the next upcoming flowers to emerge unencumbered by fading yellowing leaves.
The Daffodil Corset
My daffodil "girdle"
Allowing the Bluebells to flourish
A tidier look in the garden
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