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can anyone tell me how and when to prune my prostrate osteospermium?.

faversham/kent, United Kingdom Gb

it looks all scruffy and ragged.



Well I would think anytime now it in a sheltered spot? Give it a good snip and a re-shape, it should start budding up from the middle again then.

3 Mar, 2009


yes they are sheltered, thank you for the answer. mary

3 Mar, 2009


any good leafy bits can then be used as cuttings. use a gritty compost and gentle heat and they should root easily. plants for free too cant be bad. :o)

3 Mar, 2009


I cut my osteospernum down to a bud joint just above the ground and they start sprouting from there. I did this yesterday and gave a good mulch of home made compost for protection. Just as well as it started snowing here about an hour ago.

4 Mar, 2009


It does need a bit of trimming otherwise it grows too much sideways and is gappy in the middle. As long as you can see little buds further down the shoot, it should be fine.

5 Mar, 2009

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