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Is it too late to prune shrubs?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 08:13

Jack, not sure what you mean by 'shaping' but don't be tempted to shorten all the branches back a bit to shape the bush. The long term result of that is a lot of thick dumpy looking blobs. See what Frank (Palaisglide) and Verdun say above about pruning.

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 23:15

Sorry Runnybeak, I can't remember. But I'm a member

Monty Don

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 22:47

I think you might have to mention the manufacturer of a piece of equipment, to get paid for it

Cobaea Vine

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 21:06

I've never got one going early enough to get to seed before the end of the season

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 21:04

We had a great time Panda, would have been even better with you there as well

 

Winter

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 21:00

You need shrubs Wills. Perennials grow tall but not for long

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 20:51

Yes, Topbird. But we didn't get round to the bookshop so all purchases were edible

On the way home it wasn't raining but there'd obviously been a recent downpour from Ely all the way to Peterborough

bags for composting

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 20:43

If they're free it must be worth a try. That's a very good price

Winter

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 20:37

Structure is good in winter, a few evergreens, a bit of bright variegation maybe, a holly or euonymus. Not too much evergreen though or you wont have space for the snowdrops etc.

Snowdrops are best bought green in spring, not dry in packets now, cheaper and they won't die on you.

Winter

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 20:19

Yes, you can blame me Wills. I can take it. 

Winter isn't a time for bright coloured perennials. There are gardens open through the year, Natianal Trust , RHS  and a few NGS, go and have a look at what's impressive. It won't be a few worn out left overs from summer.. It will be bark, stems, dried grasses and seed heads and winter flowering shrubs. And then the bulbs start.

I forgot to mention Cyclamen coum previously, tiny but delightful in mid winter

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