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what to do with overgrown area?

HeftyHefty Posts: 370

hey, id like to get this area sorted but not sure how to tackle it, i dont want to kill the Mahonia but its all straggly and growing mostly horizontally

can i cut it back etc or how should i tackle this? thanks!

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,572

    I'd cut some of the older stems right back. Then do the rest next year. That way you've still got a shrub for this year.

    That's Mahonia aquifolium. 

  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    ok cool thanks a lot for the advice and speedy reply image ill do it tomorrow

  • Yes, I second nutcutlet's recommendation here. You will have it looking really fresh again soon. Given the position under the tree it would probably like a good mulch of organic matter and a feed when you do the work.

  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    ok great ill do that tomorrow image make some space for some nice ground cover plants n stuff also........its not even in my garden, but where i live, so i just wanna brighten the place up a bit

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