Advice please from #ambassador This weigela has been attacked by my dogs on and off. It has not flowered/produced leaves well this year. Should I cut it back to ground level where there is some growth?
Weigelas flower on wood made the previous year (next years fowers on growth made this year) ..any pruning done now will remove next year's flowers... they should be pruned immediately after flowering in early summer Emma
@ukjohnny Hi Johnny, I understand the general pruning after flowering rule for shrubs however if you notice there are no leaves and no growth at all this year anyway - maybe the odd few. I won't get flowers next year even if I do nothing. It all appears to be dead wood from the stems/beaches I've checked
Thank you @ukjohnny You have far more experience than me and if you think it may work I'll give it a go. I haven't got anything to lose as it may be on its way out anyway. I'll try protecting it with chicken wire mesh as well to stop the naughty beagles getting at it