Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
We are very happy that the following shrubs existed in the garden when we bought the property. They need pruning and because of health problems I need to use a contractor for this. I have discovered through unhappy experience that far too many contractors seem to have very little knowledge of the appropriate time for this and are happy to hack away whatever the customer wants.
I believe that different shrubs should be pruned at different times and I wonder if any GoYer could give me the benefit of their experience.
The shrubs concerned are: Holly, Ceanothus, Garrya elliptica, Choisya, Euonymus, Aucuba japonica, Photinia, Pyracantha, Spiraea arguta, Oleria, Prunus laurocerasus, Lonicera nitida, Box, Weigela, Prunus lusitanica, Berberis, Viburnum tinus, Taxus baccata, Spiraea japonica 'Goldflame', Vibutnum bodnantense, Holodiscus discolor, Cornus sanguinea, Rhododendron.
Crumbs, I hadn't realised how many there were until I wrote them all down, especially as there are three or four specimens of some of them. I hope I'm not asking too much, but, fingers crossed, someone might be able to help and who knows, the answers might be helpful to other GoYers like me.
- 9 Sep, 2011