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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