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Hypericum 'Hidcote'

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2016
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barbaramatthews

So tidied up, spoke nicely to him/her and fingers crossed. Also uncovered dodgy fence, perhaps time to sort!?!?

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katgreen

@barbaramatthews cor blimey that's quite a haircut 😊

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2016
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barbaramatthews

But I did have a little chum singing at me all afternoon! Think he could tell what lay beneath!

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fuschia

Brilliant photo 👍👍

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Nettle

Great shot Barbara !!!! 👍

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melvynprentice

Lovely photo

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barbaramatthews

Actually when I really looked at him, thought he's looking a little dishevelled! 😥

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kathy

Maybe he had a bath in your pond😂

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barbaramatthews

Thought of that, see if he looks better tomorrow! I am sure he's my regular visitor, well that's what I'm telling myself anyway! (I call him Pecky!) @kathy

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kathy

No other name suits😊👌🏻

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tina

Hello Pecky nice to meet you 👋🏼👋🏼

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juliesgarden

Don't you just love robins 😍

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palucha

Adorable😍

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2016
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barbaramatthews

This is how it looks tonight! Finesse tomorrow! The main "shoot" is a tree trunk!

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justin

Wowzers... That's like a @krishnahairdo haircut!!!

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krishnahairdo

😂cheeky @justin

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barbaramatthews

Was a bit wasn't it @krishnahairdo

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krishnahairdo

Haha @barbaramathews what can i say, i got carried away with the topiary idea 😁

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kathy

😀🤔😂

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vespa

Bet it sits surprised for a couple of days and then races off into new growth. Plants are amazing and so resilient.

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joanboston

Well done! It will be fine

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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barbaramatthews

This has got HUGE! Needs pruning! I have read lots of advice, think I can go for it now, BUT how much? Any advice from anyone would be appreciated. I live in SW London?!

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barbaramatthews

As discussed @kathy !!! I await advice before I crop it! 😜

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kathy

I quite blithely cut mine back in late winter but it is not that enormous. I have just tapped the green plant name at the top of your photo and it tells you what you can do @barbaramatthews

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katgreen

@kathy thanks for that tip, I hadn't realised you could do that, very handy 😆

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katgreen

@barbaramatthews I would go for it, you might loose a bit of flowering but I have one and I'm always chopping it back, seems to get massive just at flowering time so it always feels wrong but does no harm 😊

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barbaramatthews

Thank you @kathy I had done that! It's just the thought I guess of doing it, and killing it! Maybe I just go for it, right! 🙏🏻

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kathy

Yes go for it and I'd do it as soon as possible @barbaramatthews

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joanboston

I often cut mine really hard. Always came back.

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vespa

I think you'd be fine to go for it. Best to check for nesting birds before you start snipping, as that looks like the type of place they'd love to set up home.

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barbaramatthews

Yes @vespa will do tho' think my neighbours cats keep guard! 😼

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brightcolours

#Hypericum_pruning #pruning

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Philly

These can be cut down to about 6 inches off the ground if you had a mind..will always come back..

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2015
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barbaramatthews

And still she glows!

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elflin

Love it 😍

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cjh123

Lovely #yellow 😍

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kathy

Bit of sunshine

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annabelh

Is this easy for a beginner?

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barbaramatthews

Absolutely, in my garden anyway 🤣 #annabelh

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