St John's Wort

Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 758

I think this is a St John's Wort.  If so, should I be cutting it back to new shoots so that it becomes less woody. 

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  • Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 758

    ah, it did suffer from rust last year and I had to cut out a load of branches.  Good to know about pruning in the autumn, I'll do a bit now and then do it properly in autumn. Thank you. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,250

    Mine don't always all get done but they look much better if they're cut right back as far as you can.

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    I cut them back hard whenever I have time after they have flowered; they love itimage

  • Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 758

    Great advice, thank you.  Can't wait to give it a haircut, now if only it will stop raining...

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,250

    The st john's wort used medically is Hypericum perforatum. 

    http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=1004

    Not sure what happens if you eat Hypericum 'Hidcote', image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,766
    nutcutlet wrote (see)

    The st john's wort used medically is Hypericum perforatum. 

    http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=1004

    Not sure what happens if you eat Hypericum 'Hidcote', image

    You become topiarised? image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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