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I purchased new purple aubretia plants in spring 2014.  It went on to flower really well.  No problems.  I trimmed it after it had finished flowered and put the container in a fairly sheltered spot to winter.  

Up to now though, there is no sign of any new spring growth.  Have I managed to kill it?




  • CharleyDCharleyD Posts: 440

    Ah, that's what I wanted to hear.  Thanks Verdun image   

  • DorcasDorcas Posts: 159

    My Aubretia are still sleeping CharleyD so don't worry.  It's still quite early yet.


  • CharleyDCharleyD Posts: 440

    Glad to hear that Dorcas.  Patience seems to be the name of the game in gardening - something I haven't been blessed with a lot of image  I don't think it helps either, seeing aubretia in the garden centre, which is already nice and green. 



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,358

    Yours would be green if you'd had them in a heated GH all winter Charley. image

    and shrivel up when all that soft growth meets the real world

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Not very much on the move this year?image

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Mine grown from seed last year is just sitting there looking fine and hopefully it will grow and cascade over the wall this year image

  • JoneskJonesk Posts: 205
    I didn't know you could cut aubrietia back! I left mine after flowering and it has remained above ground looking rather tatty - I gave noted the first few signs of new growth on the stems though. When do you cut it back and how far - it does look messy.
  • DorcasDorcas Posts: 159

    Hi Jonesk.  Generally you cut back aubretia after it has finished flowering as that gives it time to bush up for the following season.  Cut it hard back to the ground - I usually close crop mine.  As things are still dormant, you could trim it back now, just to tidy it up rather than close crop and it will be fine for this year.  You'll get a better show of flowers tooimage

  • CharleyDCharleyD Posts: 440

    Nutcutlet, a heated GH is definitely on my wish list for whenever we get around to moving house.  Ha ha, stand by for all the questions though, I imagine it's a whole new ball game ... even more time in the garden and less in the kitchen.  Sounds a plan image

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