I have a small back garden with a few shrubs ie: Philidelphus, winter jasmine, Bristol ruby, a very wild Montana clematis, lilac tree and another shrub which I don't know the name of. The trouble is all of these grow like triffids, my husband will prune a third off all of them most years but the following year they don't flower well but still growing like mad. If left they may grow half as much again. This year with all the rain, All of them have grown enormously. I feel most of them should be pruned to ground level. Maybe it is time to let some of them go. Any ideas please?
- 21 Jul, 2012