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pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,954

Does anyone know what it is?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,628

    A very badly pruned hibiscus I think

  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,954

    Thank you, Nutcutlet. Could you tell me in what way it has been badly pruned? I've just read a bit about hibiscus and the fact that they should be pruned hard. Is that it? This hibiscus has been pruned last autumn probably, before I moved here. Should it be pruned in spring?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,628

    it's been hedged pp, a shapeless blob. Thin some out and let others grow up. It will look more attractive

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,973

    Totally agree with Nut, as ever.

    I'm not fan of the Mr Blobby approach to plant shaping.

    Devon.
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,954

    I think yout are right. Now that I know it's a hibiscus I can search for pictures and see how to make it more attractive. Thank you again, Nutcutlet. 

  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,954

    It will look like a broccoli soon, Hostafan.image

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,973

    indeed so pp. image

    Devon.
  • Tall treesTall trees Posts: 158

    In my opiion it's better to soft prune shrubs in the garden keeping them looking natural, mostly they are the wrong size plant put in the wrong place then get chopped back .......as in this case by the looks.

  • Rhod CromptonRhod Crompton Posts: 160

    15 mins with some secateurs or 15 seconds with some hedgecutters, cut and run job methinks

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