Thursday, 7 July 2011

Short back and sides

I think now is a good time for me to wander round my kingdom and take stock of what needs doing.  There are a few flowering shrubs that have finished showing off and could do with a haircut.  By cutting back after they have flowered it helps to keep them in their place and also ensures a good supply of flowers for next year.  These include Deutzias, Philadelphus and Kolwitzia.  Also removing the seed heads of Delphiniums, Salvias and Foxgloves will encourage a second flowering if you are lucky.

Pictured above:  Buddleia 'Black Prince'

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