Posted: 11/06/2013 at 12:26
pruned a friends pittosporum tom thumb 3 weeks or so ago...really hard back, prob to one third of its size. its now leafing up beautifully.
I trim my pittosporums...irene patterson, garnetti and a couple of tender varieties.......reasonably hard. do this with shears, no need for secateurs. they respond well but I agree now or mid summer is best time.
just a note about Johnsons Blue geranium. its nice enough I guess but its a short bloomer. there are now many better varieties...orion, rozanne, and, still think Jolly Bee is different,....that flower much longer still with beautiful blue flowers.
I dont like the idea of underplanting pittosporums with vigorous geraniums....this encourages a legginess and pittosporums look best clothed to the ground