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Overgrown shrub- can I cut back safely?

Posted: Yesterday at 22:08

Dove, it's dormant, it won't set new growth till it warms up, and it's only going to get colder according to forecasts.

Greenhouse cleaning

Posted: Yesterday at 22:04

I use a weak solution of jeyes fluid. I've used weak bleach, and hot soapy water. They all do the job.

Garden patches - advice

Posted: Yesterday at 18:58

Leather jacket damage, water in the nematodes.

Talkback: How to plant a tree fern

Posted: Yesterday at 18:56

The recommended method is to tie up the leaves and then wrap it with fleece and sacking. It depends on how harsh any frost you may have had has been.


Mulsh with manure

Posted: Yesterday at 18:54

You can do it now, it just rots down a bit more slowly in the cold weather. I'm doing mine next week. I mulch several times a year if I think it could do with a boost. My roses are magic.

Overgrown shrub- can I cut back safely?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:51

You can do it now, frost won't harm pittosporum, tough as old boots.

Pyracantha poor vigour

Posted: Yesterday at 18:49

I'd just sprinkle some growmore around each plant and see how they do. If that doesn't solve it add some well rotted manure or compost around the base of each plant. Pyracantha is pretty tough but a little tlc may help.

Overgrown shrub- can I cut back safely?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:10

It looks to be a pittosporum, a close up picture would help. If it is it can be cut back to ground level if desired, it's a vigorous shrub so you can prune as hard as you like.

overgrown wisteria

Posted: Yesterday at 15:55

Wisteria can take a drastic prune, but you won't see flowers for a few years.

I'd start by looking for the main stem and removing at ground level any suckers, which, from the pic, you appear to have in plenty. Once you get those out it will look half the plant.

growing fatsia japonica from cuttings

Posted: Yesterday at 15:45

Try this ink to the RHS, they're usually done by semi-ripe cuttings.

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