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By Whirl

Staffordshire, United Kingdom Gb

Does anybody know if i can trim my potentilla now while its in flower to give it a nicer shape



Assuming you mean shrubby potentilla, you can trim it now if you want, but you'll obviously be cuttng off the flowers.

27 Jun, 2012


It won't do it any harm if you don't mind losing those flowering branches

27 Jun, 2012


ok thank you its not very big at the moment but flowering lovely but it looks like it needs tidying up just a little at the sides

27 Jun, 2012


They are 'untidy' by nature. With a bit of judicious pruning they can be put into shape. But, I just let mine do what it wants.
If you plant something like a spreading Geranium (Anna Folkard comes to mind), it will help disguise the unruly behaviour.

28 Jun, 2012

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