Forsythia - when do I need to prune?
Below are two photo's, first one is of a newly planted area (approx 5-6 years ago) and the second picture is recently. I have NO idea what to do with that Forsythia - apparently it is pruning group 2 (did you know there were THIRTEEN groups .... ??)
I think I've only ever trimmed this when there were long straggly shoots (for fear of killling it) but I would love to know what I SHOULD be doing, I've read the RHS info but to be honest I don't understand what I'm reading. What do you do with your Forsythia?
And now - notice how wide the laurel has grown in this time (the nieghbours planted it - thank goodness the tree people are going to cut it back for me when they do the trees.
what is the massive plant at the top? Should I reduce its size?
Last question - how is it cats always manage to insert themselves into a photo?