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CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 519
Hello I have a number of these in pots which have just finished flowering.  (These are not the ones that have berries). Should I go over the whole bush nipping off the faded flowers or can I just leave them to it?  Many thanks


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,688
    It's fine to do that. Since they are very slow growing, just nip out the flowerheads only. That should tidy them up.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,221
    I'd agree - aesthetically, it improves the shrub, but it's not a problem if you leave them on.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 519
    Thankyou for your comments Borderline and Fairygirl. 
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