Id this plant and pruning advice
robindavidmorris Posts: 2
Hi, can anyone identify this plant and give me some advice on how I should prune it now that most of the flowers have lost their colour? Should I trim these stems just below the faded flower head or much further down close to where they branch off? I have a largish garden and I know very little about gardening but am keen to do it myself. If there are any general rules of thumb that I can possibly apply to other plants in my garden please let me know.
Well it looks a little like a Hydrangea but I'm not 100% certain as I cannot tell the size of the plant from your picture.
Thanks Ladybird. Here it is in context.
This all depends on the size you wish your Hydrangea to attain .
You can trim beneath the expiring flowers to the clearly visible green side shoots , or some people cut them virtually to ground ; that is three to four side shoots above the ground level .
Thanks for the picture. Paul B3 has given sound advice.