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By Drakey

Devon, United Kingdom Gb

HOW AND WHEN SHOULD I PRUNE MY PESTIMON?




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Some people say cut them back and others say don't. I am just going to trim mine as I cut them back last year and regretted it.

15 Feb, 2015

 

Do you mean penstemon? If so you could try cutting it back half way to engourage some ew growth lower down.. If they are left without any trimming they tend to get very twiggy after a couple of yeqars.

15 Feb, 2015

 

I cut my penstemons down to the new shoots they start to make near the base, but not until spring is well under way (usually early April here in Berkshire)

15 Feb, 2015

 

I prefer 'Pestimons'!

15 Feb, 2015

 

Yes, it has a certain something!

15 Feb, 2015

 

I hope you get this - if you're the Alan Drake ( known as Drakey ) ex bricklayer, who I met and got on well with around 1965-1966.

1 Mar, 2015

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