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Too late to cut back cornus Alba aurea?

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:00

I would not cut to a single stem on main trunk at cutting every stem hard a "thicket" of strong stems will develop. 

cuttings are very easy or in spring or summer.  They usually all take.  A group of dogwoods, if you have the space, is attractive for most of the year.  

Too late to cut back cornus Alba aurea?

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 19:42

My plan too Edd  for a friend of mine...silver birches behind dogwoods.  The area slopes upwards in a fairly large area.  The "other" view is St Michael's Mount and the bay 

Too late to cut back cornus Alba aurea?

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 19:05

Every stem Andy to get lots of stems 

dry soil due to neighbour's conifers

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 18:52

Gauras would do well there too loupyloupitt.  the white varieties have delicate butterfly looking flowers from mid summer into late autumn.  Mine flowered during the winter too 


Posted: 21/03/2016 at 18:48

Hmmmmm!  Beautiful??  

Too late to cut back cornus Alba aurea?

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 18:45

Did mine last week.  Fine now   cut back every stem as hard back as you like.  All weak spindly stuff prune out.  Feed and water 

if you leave it Andy you will not get those long red stems from the base 

for sure better in the ground.

Soil or compost in New garden boxes

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 18:25

I would use john innes number 3 Sizeyuk1   

Moving house

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 18:22

You can't really uproot like that katvet. 

Big difference too in climate....plants may well grow up there but it will be a mighty big shock to them.  It is mean but also not practical if you are renting for a while.

better to buy those varieties again once re settled 

Security hedge in partially shady area

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 18:16

I had mine last year last . Always cutting myself in the garden and toolshed and never, to my kniwledge, had a tetanus jab. Big risk not having one 

Any idea what this is?..

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 18:12

at least one stem is split Lyn !  The others jagged !  I'm sure you are better than that 

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