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Best way to prune this flowering shrub?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:28

Thought it was a Deutzia at first  but it does look like a wegeilia.

Anyway, they are both pruned the same way.

I would lift every branch and cut back every flowered section to where new shoots are growing.  I also look to take out a couple of old wood back to the ground.

(funny thing to.prove how effective pruning is.  A neighbour simply squares every shrub he has and it means his deutzia flowers amongst the leaves. Mine has arching branches high above the emerging foliage fully clothed with flowers.  I try to explain how he should prune his but he likes his table mountain shrubs )

Transplanting Grass

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:18

Why not simply sow seed Clarington?  It will germinate very quickly now.

 

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:17

Hello Aaron,,

It will be the leaves that are pink.  I trim mine in spring removing every dead or dying piece.  I also prune back to opening buds   Very time consuming/boring but it then makes for a beautiful pink, white, cream and pale green shrub.  

However, for this year I would just enjoy it 

Mony Don

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:09

All my hostas are looking big and beautiful except for my new Fire Island.  May need more time to settle but it looks a weak grower....so far 

Sugs and snails

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:03

David, despite your nematodes, I,think the culprits are slugs and snails.

Grass snake

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:01

Sorry folks.  Just domt like snakes.  Luckily I have a walled garden.  Adders, when they hiss at me, are disturbing.  

Chelsea wish list

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 17:59

I don't recall seeing too much that excited me amongst perennials.  I was disappointed 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 17:55

Zit.......my skin is too pure to have one 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 17:50

Well, the rains has arrived.  Been humid and very warm. ,got my propagated verbena rigida plants in.  Think they associate well with geum totally tangerine, anemone wild swan as well as nestling in nicely between 2 hellebores 

Percy, hiya

Eye, lip, gum, toe, bum, tum, ear, leg, arm, gut........

 

What's your acronym? A guessing game......

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 17:09

Well, I think we have a few more clues to our characters now 

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