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Advice Please?


By andrea


Not sure if I should have posted this in questions, but anyway, I could do with some advice on cutting back or replacing overgrown shrubs in my garden. The three in question are:

The Hebe and the Photinia have been in the garden for 15 years plus at least, the broom about 3 years. I want to keep all three but in a smaller form! The hebe gives privacy to my front window, the photinia gives privacy from the path and the broom smells heavenly!
Any advice on pruning or otherwise would be appreciated.

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wait until broom stop flowering then cut back about half i have done this to control mine it is always the same size as what you have there always come back next year always get lots of babies too have to give or throw away

4 May, 2012


You can cut all three back Andrea, the Hebe you can do quite hard same with the Broom and the Photinia just tidy it up, hope this helps.

4 May, 2012


Your shrubs look stunning ! :o)

4 May, 2012


Thanks for the help...feel a bit braver now to attack them....I guess they must be doing well Terratoonie, just prefer them a bit more petite. :-)

4 May, 2012


Yes, shrubs can get a bit out of control at times ;o)

4 May, 2012


They might be a bit too big for for you but gosh they are lovely...

4 May, 2012

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