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KEF
25/11/2013 at 17:06

I need advice about a very large and mature Magnolia that has only ever had lower branches pruned for lawn mower access. Now the leaves are falling it is obvious that some recent growth is crossing over and needs removing. When should this be done? I tend to think after flowering, but this last year it has had a second flush of flowers that were really appreciated.  

25/11/2013 at 18:21

RHS has lots of advice here http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=599

Definitely only light pruning or watershoots result, and prune in late summer early autumn.

KEF
25/11/2013 at 19:38

Thanks Dove, I posted because each time I tried RHS websites they crashed. Old steam fired thing I run.

25/11/2013 at 19:42

Can you get there from that link - if not I'll try to cut and paste the relevant bits 

KEF
30/11/2013 at 16:03

For Bobloes to read.

 

Thanks Dove I did get to read it.

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