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drumadixit

Gardening is a passion for me. So far I have cultivated container garden, now developing a garden around our house, mostly on weekends.

Ficus benjamina

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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drumadixit

Since this is a good plant for topiary, I would welcome advice on best way to start on it. Help required friends @KariSamuel @brightcolours @purplebird @jamesshobbs @gjones

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gjones

I'm going to forward your comment to @pauline33 as she creates beautiful topiaries in her garden

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brightcolours

I know the smaller the leaf size on a plant the easier it is to get a good shape. Which is why buxus and yew, with their small leaves, are popular. But @pauline33 knows far more than me!

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brightcolours

#topiary-advice #ficus #weepingfig

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deekay

@GardenBill Belinda does some really good topiary.

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purplebird

Good to see you have a couple of referrals as I had nothing off the top of my head. Nor at the bottom of my head either. 🙃 I might have scrounged up something on pruning but I realize that is not the same thing really. Sounds like you are in good hands!🤗

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pauline33

Hi Uma sorry took so long to get back to you Weeping Fig is not a plant I'm familiar with I'm an outdoor plant girl and it would need to come inside here but I love making shapes out of any plant so did a bit research and I've sent you a link that was very interesting seems you have to be very careful with sap when pruning can irritate skin and eyes and always prune at a leaf node to encourage bushiness 😊what shape do you fancy 😉 @gjones @brightcolours Hope link works https://.be/2a518R4WhKU

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brightcolours

@pauline33 link didn't work... 😕 pWhich website was it?

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pauline33

Oops sorry it's a You Tube prunethis.com how to prune and stake Weeping fig bush there are a few good videos from Kathrine @brightcolours @gjones @drumadixit

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GardenBill

Are you considering a standard...pretty easy to fo and the weeping fig looks great as one.

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