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"What's an Orange Charmer?" asked one.
"David Dickinson?" the other replied.
(It's a cultivar of Pyracantha)
Thank you Garden Monkey - you never disappoint !
My pyracantha looked wonderful this Christmas with its bright red berries. I have never really understood when to prune either so just snip away at it to keep it from taking over and it has survived so far! I totally agree with James it is a very under valued plant.
I am most remiss in not planting one in my current garden, and aim to remedy this forthwith! It may deter the neighbourhood cats, if not the cat-burglars.
Lavender, by the way, needs a trim in Autumn and then a harder haircut in the Spring. If you fossick about a bit you will see where the new growth is sprouting at the base of the plant: anything above that might as well come off.
Should I spray it, or must I cut it out and wait for the left hand part to throw a shoot that I can train up the right side? At worst, must I get rid of the whole plant which covers a patch about 15 feet by 12 ft of the wall around a window?