John Roberts

moandtomoandto Posts: 6
Hello to all I have a Hebe which is well established but is looking a bit tired, but apart from deadheading which I do after flowering, what else do I need to do to give it a much needed boost. I also noticed new a couple of new shoots baring green leaves not variegated as the others are. I attach a photo. Thank you

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  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 350
    First of all remove the green shoots entirely or they will eventually take over from the variegated ones.
    Reduce the length of some of the flowered shoots by about a third, this will encourage the plant to become bushier and give more flowers.
    Apply a general purpose feed, such as Blood , Fish and Bone, Chicken Pellets, or Gromore, or alternatively apply a liquid feed of Seaweed fertiliser (eg Maxicrop) - the latter may also be used as a foliar feed in a fine spray.
    Mulch around the plant to conserve moisture. In Winter months it may need some protection against low temperatures, eg covering with horticultural fleece.



     
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • moandtomoandto Posts: 6
    Thank you so much for your advice much appreciated.
  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 350
    You're very welcome.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
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