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Will pruning large shrubs help heatwave recovery?

B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,377
If yes, how much? I was thinking mainly about a large hardy fuchsia but others have suffered too.
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,961
    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?
  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 2,178
    Which other shrubs have suffered B3? 
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,377
    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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