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taming a philadelphus

MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

Ok, it'll not be long before it's beautiful and in full flower so I ll not do anything until after its finished.

However this year I need to do more than just the usual taking a third off the flowering shoots!

I don't mind it getting a bit taller, it's the untidy bits coveri the other plants I need to tackle. 

Please advise me! Thanks. 

photo hopefully to follow...

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  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    I take one in three of the oldest stems out right back to the base each year on mine to keep it under control.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,037

    I have given mine a severe pruning some years and it bounces back no problem.

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,510
    BobTheGardener says:

    I take one in three of the oldest stems out right back to the base each year on mine to keep it under control.

    See original post

     I've always done exactly that on mine ... keeps the bush rejuvenated and stops it getting 'too bushy'.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    Thank you, I've got my 'one in 3' and 'a third' mixed up haven't I? image  Will do better for next year! image

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