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When is the best time to prune this plant? Mine is about 15 years old, has lots of stalks but few flowers. It is long overdue a haircut. Any advice would be welcome.
Hiya outdoor girl
Prune immediately after flowering. As hard as you like too. No need to look for buds, etc. I usually do mine with shears cutting back all the lomg shoots.
It will flower on wood made this year so next wimter/spring will.produce flowers.
I would add some potash too ....now or in spring.
Thank you Verdun. I am really looking forward to it - it is such a lovely plant and I miss the flowers.
I hack away at mine in early summer; did it really hard last time and have been rewarded with more flowers than ever before.