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But early for new buds Emily. few weeks,,in spring. They are tough and will be ok
There are a few choisyas around too in addition to the ususal green variety....sundance is a lovely yellow, aztec pearl with narrower leaves, aztec gold, white dazzler is smaller. All lovely shiny aromatic leaves and vanilla/orange scented flowers. Keep them trained as shaped balls or cones. The yellow leaved varieties need a little shade from strong sun keenbutgreen
Jekylandhide, the old foliage will collapse with first frost or two. Just let nature take its course. division is not always simple...roots are fragile and tend to separate easily. Divide only if you think your clump is too big
Pittosporums will grow into trees......friend of mine has a group of them standing 30' plus. They were never cut.
They will grow well on a banked area Meomye
Edd, takes an awful lot to offend me. The ladies were upset but
you have apologised so hopefully we can all move on to
Yes that would be fine. I would add sulphate or ammonia or a general fertiliser in February.
Meomye, yes many will grow fast...and big. Here anyway.
however, trim them every year Meomye. They are happy to be pruned. I have them all trimmed/shaped....from globes to cones. No problem
A fern.....dryopteris The King? Dies down in winter but still has attractive bronze old foliage. Easy,,reliable. A few spring bulbs will add colour