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Sarcococca Confusa

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 21:04

You may be right...there are different varieties.  Always regarded them as strong growers though 

Sarcococca Confusa

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 20:46

They are as big as that in the gc Nut 

i have a cutting taken a douple of years back, been neglected really in odd corner still in pot but that is 2' high at last check.  

Red spider mite

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 20:41

use the hose Lisa.  However, RS mite is usually associated with hot dry conditions and should disappear now anyway. 

hibiscus moving

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 20:32

Fred, depending on how big it with most can do either or both.  Pruned hard after flowering or anytime up to early spring.  And move it in about .4 weeks.

how big is it?

for me I would move it next month and then prune it.  It is a tough old plant.  Get as big a rootball as possible 

Pruning buddleja now?

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 20:27

Depends on how cold you get it where you are but here ...west cornwall...I prune hard back in autumn for same reason,,viz.  a job less in spring Jekylandhide 


Sarcococca Confusa

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 20:21

Disagree.  Think it will make a perfect hedge. I have a couple that are 5' or so tall.  One I planted for somoeone is also that sort of height.  

I find they are vigorous.  Perfect for a hedge if pruned after flowering, viz., in early March, to allow for new flower formation the following year.

good for hedge?  Tough.  Evergreen, easily pruned.  Pest/disease resistance.  Adaptable to sun or shade.  

To get to 4' I reckon 3 years


Posted: 20/09/2015 at 20:16

Sounds really nice hosta 


Posted: 20/09/2015 at 20:13

Sue, if you usuually prune berberis I do....then, yes, I would prune it now.

do you know,the variety?


Posted: 20/09/2015 at 14:09

Cut say a quarter of those leaves...the biggest, ugliest and in the way.  A couple of months back would have been fine but now wait until spring for the real hard cut back 


Posted: 20/09/2015 at 13:02

Limelight is lovely granma...esp during the summer.  It is hardy really but if you are concerned then protect it as suggested.

dont forget to prune it.....hard back for the bjggest flowers or half way for sturdier but slightly smaller I do 

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