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drooping hypericum

Happy New Year! Last year I bought 2 hypericums for the semi shady side of my garden. They did very well except that they both grow straight up for about 20 - 30 cms, which is about the height they were when they arrived, and from then on they grow and almost a 45 degree. I do not know whether this is stretching towards the afternoon sun or maybe the wind swirling around my little garden or maybe they are just sad. What to do? Move them? Tie them up or give up on them? Any advice is welcome.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,416

    I think a photo would help. It would show if they were drooping from poor health, or, as you suggest, leaning towards the light.

    Which hypericums are they?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Erica68Erica68 Posts: 65
    Hi Nutcutlet and Verdun. I do not have a mobile phone to send a photo.

    I found the original label and it says Hypericum patulum `Hidcote`.

    It is spreading from the roots as I had someone here who took a cutting at ground level late last year.

    How it looks? They look as though they are cow-towing to the opposite fence. I don't think it is ground hugging though.
  • Erica68Erica68 Posts: 65
    Thank you Verdun and nutcutlet. I will prune in a few weeks time according to the weather.
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