Posted: 17/06/2017 at 19:34
I've been reading this thread with interest. I took Verdun's advice last August and, with finger firmly crossed, went a bit mad on mine last year. I cut off all the spindly twiggy bits, leaving it a bit naked in the middle I must admit, and also cut back into old thick wood. Can't make it any worse looking than it already is I thought .
This year it's looking much better. The old wood has sprouted nice new shoots (no flowers, but I'm not complaining) so I think after it's finishing flowering this year, I'll bite the bullet and chop another few thick branches down and hopefully they'll also sprout new shoots further down and the new shoots this year might flower next year . Thanks Verdun .