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Will pruning large shrubs help heatwave recovery?

B3B3 Posts: 26,526
If yes, how much? I was thinking mainly about a large hardy fuchsia but others have suffered too.
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,326
    Only if you’re sure your not going to get another one to crisp all that tender new growth you will promote! My feeling is that if another comes along it would put shrubs under more stress, so I’m leaving dealing with my crispy critters till summer’s end. Maybe just snip off any really ugly bits for now?
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Which other shrubs have suffered B3? 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,526
    Some of the salvias, but it's mostly the fuchsias .also hydrangea petiolaris, and a couple I can't remember the name of
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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