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14/07/2013 at 20:26

I'd wait until it has flowered, then cut it down by half to stop wind rock over winter.Next spring, prune it hard to a foot off the ground. It will reshoot and you can keep as many or as few shoots as you want.

 I propagate buddlejas by soft cuttings about 6 inch long in may or june, before the flower shoots form. You can also do hardwood cuttings of 1 year old wood in winter.

09/03/2014 at 08:53

Just moved and noticed the buddlea is about 8 ft high already has shoots on it can. Cut it down to about 5 ft now 

09/03/2014 at 09:09
Yes Janette, I did mine yesterday to 5-6ft. Would cut them down as low as I could if I had the equipment and they'd still come up nice and tall.
09/03/2014 at 09:33

Thank you for you reply I just don't want to kill it I'm not a good gardener but will try 

09/03/2014 at 10:16

If you have the tools I'd take it down much lower than that as Mrs Garden suggests

09/03/2014 at 10:35

I dont have much tools just pair secs

 

09/03/2014 at 10:39

It might be worth investing in a cheap pruning saw

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Faithfull-FAIFPS-Folding-Pruning-Saw/dp/B0001IWMBQ

This sort of thing, you'd get one pretty cheaply from a GC or DIY place

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