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Can any one tell me if you cut a heather that has grown for over 15 years hard back into bare wood will it sprout again? we had a very big hebe that had died and its left the heathers with big bare patches.thanks in advance.


  • thanks Verdun I thought this might be the case but it seems such a pity as they were here before we bought the house and have preformed wonderfully over the years, and the bees love them. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165

    As a Scot , I can only suggest you cut is as hard back as you like , and if it dies, count yourself lucky. I hate the stuff. image

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    Tina laxton best to buy new one's, because the bees do like themimage
  • I have planted two new hebes which I hope will soon grow to cover the bare patches I cant bear to get rid of it as its so lovely when in flower and the bees love it. I have also planted some new heathers just in case it does need to come out. thank you for all your replies.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165

    Verdun, for me , heathers come into the same field as: hanging baskets, rockeries and window boxes. For every good one you see, you see hundreds of hideous specimens

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,642

    Lots of chuckling here image

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