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Last post 30-04-2018 4:04 PM by Backache. 2 replies.

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  • 29/04/2018 04:41 PM
    • Backache
    • W. Kent
    • 31 Dec 2012
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    A "normally unforgiving" neighbour has asked me to prune her hedge or around 8 plants. She has only had them for a year or so but they were mature specimens when purchased and to me look very straggly. They are still very colourful but to my mind require a good deal more than a Chelsea Chop. I have read the RHS advisory pages for pruning these things but was wondering whether any kind gardening expert could let me know if it is safe to prune them well into the green foliage and still have some colourful shoots (bracs) for next year? Any advice would really be very much appreciated. Thank you very much!

  • 30/04/2018 09:15 AM
    • Nigel
    • Paignton
    • 27 May 2008
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     Backache not something I grow, but I'd go with the RHS advice https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=145

  • 30/04/2018 04:04 PM
    • Backache
    • W. Kent
    • 31 Dec 2012
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    Thank you Nigel. Its not what i grow either but, I agree, I can not go too wrong if i follow that advice.