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tony williams2

Hi,i have two pieris (forest flame /flaming silver) planted in large pots in ericaceous compost,but are now large and want to prune them,how and when do i achieve this.Up here in the north east everything is growing fantastic exept cucumbers,first two got frosted in cold greenhouse second lot have just keeled over after waiting three weeks(yesterday)

Alina W

The most natural-looking way is to take out about a third of the branches back to the base every year - they will produce new low shoots, and over three years you'll get a bushier and shorter plant.

Alina W

Forgot to mention, after flowering up to now is a good time to prune.

tony williams2

Once the rain stops i,ll be out there thanks.

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