Cheshire, United Kingdom
Pruning shrubs again.
Bamboo mentioned on my previous question that box is one of certain shrubs that can be renovated in winter by cutting back severely, to where the lowest growth is (hope I got that right).
So, first of all, is this box? ... If not, what is it?! :)
It's in between two escallonias which I like and want to leave more or less as they are. But it's starting to get too big for the space, certainly height-wise, and I don't know what to do with it. The growth isn't symmetrical, with the main stem being pretty close to the left escallonia.
Would it benefit from a fairly severe cut back now or just some re-shaping later in the year? I was nervous about cutting back too much into old growth in case it didn't re-grow and looked a mess.
The patio and border are a work in progress by the way, in case you were wondering what the ditch was for!
- 10 Dec, 2012