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pruning advice on lavatera

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Would some one be able to advise me when is the best time in the year for drastic pruning on a lavatera bush that has got quite out of control? Thanks

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For really hard pruning, early spring is the best time, once the threat of hard frosts has passed. You can be really ruthless with it, taking it down to something like twelve inch stumps. In the meantime, you could reduce it by about a third now to prevent winter storms smashing it to pieces

22 Sep, 2008


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