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sambucus black lace cutting back? confusing advice

Posted: 21/02/2012 at 22:46

Hi, have a sambucus black lace -  have read different sites, some say it should be cut back hard now to encourage thicker growth and to keep it controllable others say to prune/cut back after flowering - any ideas please? mine is about two years old , about four foot but is very thin, I would like it to be bushier and not much higher. am grateful for any advice

Hellebore - Something Lovely in The Middle of Winter

Posted: 17/02/2012 at 15:15

HI everyone

Have been considering planting some hellibores as I see they can grow in shade - do you think they would grow in dry shade eg under laurels? my garden centre had a lot for sale today so was very tempted......


Posted: 11/02/2012 at 21:42

well, snow came and still hanging around so not been out yet - frightened to cut anything whilst it is still too cold but don;'t want to leave it too late - also have wisteria, caryopteris and buddleia that I have read should be cut this month - any thoughts anyone or should I just sit tight and wait until weather picks up?

overgrown fuschia

Posted: 09/02/2012 at 21:27

Thanks everyone - thats really useful, will have to give it a go


Posted: 03/02/2012 at 22:29

having read various articles and GW, had planned on going into the garden this weekend to prune my winter jasmine and zebra grass - with the threat of snow should I leave these until weather picks up?

Talkback: Leafcutter bees

Posted: 03/02/2012 at 22:24

year before last we had our fuschias attacked - initially didn't know what this was and panic set in....however, we left alone and the following year the plants came up again with no problems. Amazing how a bee can leave such a perfect shaped 'bite'!

overgrown fuschia

Posted: 03/02/2012 at 22:19

Thanks for this - will try cuttings, never tried this before - do I need a greenhouse for this to give them a start?

planting under laurels

Posted: 30/01/2012 at 20:05

many thanks - will look into these

overgrown fuschia

Posted: 29/01/2012 at 10:01

HI - I have 2  large  old fuschia (about 4 - 5ft), every year I cut them back as far as I can but I am wondering is it possible to split the plants to reduce their size? If so when is the best time to do this? any pitfalls to avoid?

Conifer Hedge dead or alive.

Posted: 27/01/2012 at 18:06

Thanks for this idea - they definitely weren't cut back too far so I'll wait and see what happens then maybe try something like this

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