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JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 726
Hi all. Is it ok to prune a salvia bush now? Mine is looking really straggly 


  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,092
    I'm leaving mine a for few more weeks. It's still chilly here and the garden isn't sheltered. You'll probably be OK if you have a milder climate or a sheltered garden.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,597
    I agree, l usually wait until around mid April  :)
  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 726
    How do you actually do it, can I take them right down or just a jentle trim?
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,597
    Have a look at this video from Wiiliam Dyson of Great Comp nurseries.  Not the best sound quality,  but the bird song  is lovely !

  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 726
    Thanks annid nice video, mine are still green with the first flush of new leaves so I guess I have a job for tomorrow.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,014
    We are still getting frosts in London, I will wait a bit. Just strimming should be fine.
  • jonathanmichell23jonathanmichell23 Basildon, EssexPosts: 57
    Just pruned my young salvia curviflora thats been living in garage over winter. It’s got fresh growth the full length of the stems but I’ve only taken off about a third as I’m terrified of killing it! It comes out during the day for some sun but it’ll stay in the garage overnight until the frosts are no more :-)

    @AnniD thanks for the video above - found it very useful!
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