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Is it too late to prune shrubs?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 16:32

Thanks for the advice Verdun. Nutcutlet, well the Forsythia forms part of a hedge between mine and the next garden, it's kind of been shaped like a hedge before I got in to this house. Last year I just trimmed any long shoots that came off it. It flowered profusely in spring and then I haven't really touched it this year.

The weigela was kind of spherical when I moved it and this does the same where it gets long shoots come out everywhere. Once it had flowered in spring I cut back all the really long shoots and now it's almost finished flowering for the second time and covered in long shoots.

What do you do with soil from plant pots?

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 17:23

Thank you for all the advice! Sounds good, I think I will put it all around the garden.


Is it too late to prune shrubs?

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 17:21

Thank you all. Yes I was thinking of leaving them.

Although Weigela is just flowering again now, it's flowers twice a year in my garden for some reason. Also weirdly the escallonia is just starting to flower now, it didn't really do much all year.

My Syringa is just flowering for a second time too. 

Anyway, I was going to tidy up the forsythia but I'll leave it as I want everything to flower, I didn't trim my winter flowering jasmine hedge all year because I didn't get any flower last year so hoping that helps.

I will shape everything once they have flowered next year.

Advice on Fuschia, please.

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 17:15

Wow, interesting to read all this. Thanks for the replies.

Lyn mine is like the one in your picture, big red/purple flowers. It's been getting a feed throughout the year and the odd bit of manure put under it. I'll trim it in spring and feed and mulch.

Cheers all!

What do you do with soil from plant pots?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 22:36

Hello all!

I was just wondering, what can I use soil for that I've grown things in this year, like annual flowers, chillies that have died, and tomatoes which have died back also with the recent weather?


Advice on Fuschia, please.

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 22:24

Ah thank you nutcutlet. It's nice they are flowering so much at this time of year! Yes it was like we didn't have a winter last year. Wonder what this year will be like.

Is it too late to prune shrubs?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 22:03

Sorry I don't know how that happened, meant to post this in plants.

Is it too late to prune shrubs?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 22:02

Hello all!

Another quick question. At this time of year can I trim to shape any of the following shrubs or is it too late and will they get damaged by the up and coming autumn.






Advice on Fuschia, please.

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 21:59

Hello All. Hope everyone is well!

I got a Fuschia last year from a cutting. Not sure which one. It didn't do much last year. I chopped it back from about 1.5 foot tall to a few buds from the ground in spring.

All year it's been creeping up an archway I made, and I kept tying it off to hold it up, very leggy. It's about seven feet tall now and then suddenly over the last couple of weeks it just grew shoots out everywhere and is flowering loads. It looks lovely.

Just wondering if a plant like this always needs to be cut back or can I just leave it. I don't mind if it's tall and scraggly, just like all the flowers. I just remember somewhere saying to cut back Fuschias every spring.

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 01:43

I've really noticed the nights drawing in. Usually down here in London it stays warm until mid October, not used to these cold spells at this time of year. We came out of the Garden Centre today and I remarked to my girlfriend how autumnal it looked, all the trees looked like they were ready to turn, very strange.

It's probably because we've got a three day holiday in Norfolk this week, when that's over it'll get really hot again when we've got to work . Loved reading the poems! 

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