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when can I cut my Buddliea back? it's getting quite out of hand but I don't want to damage it. I know to cut it right back in the spring, but not sure what to do with it now. 


  • I usually cut mine back by about half at the end of October, to stop it being rocked about by the winter winds, but there's nothing to stop you doing it now if you don't mind losing the flowers.  Mine's still blooming.

    Then, as you say, cut it hard back in the spring. image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Thanks Dovefromabove sadly all the flowers have gone for this year on mine. Chopping time it is?

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,794

    I've just been out pruning mine this afternoon, Carl. They're finished flowering too - bit earlier than usual, but that's how it is.

    I've taken them back by about a third, as Dove says, and the front of them (they're along the inside of a boundary fence) by a bit more. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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