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26/12/2013 at 16:39
when is the best time to trim conifers?
26/12/2013 at 18:17

Early spring smiler

27/12/2013 at 10:20

I'm glad you said that Verdun, it gets me out of going out in the next few days to trim my small leylandii hedge. (I inherited it with the house)

27/12/2013 at 13:45

Oh, except for that small Leylandii hedge that Artjak's got......hee hee hee

27/12/2013 at 14:13

That's right, Verdun - we all know that small leylandii hedges like Artjak's can ONLY be pruned while it is pouring with rain and blowing a hoolie.  It's something to do with the particular biology of that species.  Foul weather essential.  

Happy New Year everyone!



27/12/2013 at 15:58

Also the only way to prune leylandii is to the ground, with a chainsaw.   I recommend "encouraging" them with a stump grinder afterwards.

27/12/2013 at 16:08

Totally the best treatment Bob

29/12/2013 at 21:52

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - so the saying goes.......They are great if you have horrible neighbours - I love them

14/01/2014 at 11:22

Can I prune all my trees now or are there any that should wait till spring?


14/01/2014 at 12:09

Verdun and Rosie, I've only just got back to this thread. Sadly the sun is shining and it is warm; so won't be trimming the hedge

14/01/2014 at 13:18

The year before last we had a week of warm weather at the beginning of the year around about March, ( I think that was summer that year) anyway I had a guy in to lop some serious footage off of our trees/hedging - no browning or any sign of stress. I think as already mentioned early spring will be fine.

06/03/2014 at 14:56
Thanks Verdun : )
14/12/2014 at 16:49
any advice for pruning hydrangeas?
15/12/2014 at 07:46

Leave it until the spring then remove old blooms, cutting back to a pair of fat buds.  If the plant is congested then take out some of the older canes from the base.

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