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italydiva

Love all things to do with gardening 🌸🌿🌼

Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2020
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italydiva

Multi-stemmed #standard #photinia #evergreen #red

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craigh7

One of the best shaped photinias I have seen. How long has it taken to get it like that? It's fantastic 👌

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italydiva

Thanks so much Craig. I only cut away the lower branches and leaves and shaped it last month. Before that it was a typical shrub with branches right down to the ground. I think there’s a photo of what it originally looked like in my garden feed on 13th June this year, when I did a ‘before and after’ photo. The plant is probably about 10 years old? 😊 @craigh7

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craigh7

Ten years? Waow! Ours is about 3-4 years and my wife wants to be bushy opposed to tall and standard-like. This might just change her mind!! 😁

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italydiva

It was other lovely GT folk on here that gave me the encouragement and confidence to do it. So glad I did as I have been able to underplant for the first time, which means more lovely plants! 🌿🌸🌱🌼 @craigh7

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london148

That looks really great . I'm not a lover of Red Robbin , but I love this one ! 😊

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italydiva

Aww thank you Debra! That’s really lovely of you to say so 😊 @london148

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italydiva

Early evening and the Photinia is on fire... #red #photinia #evergreen #foliage

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jaynehynesburton

It looks lovely

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italydiva

Thanks Jayne, can’t get over how vibrant the leaves are 🍁 @jaynehynesburton

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jacaranda

That little corner is making quite a statement now, Angela ♥️💚😍

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sabbanrula

Fabulous fiery red 🔥🔥

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italydiva

Thank you Barbara. So glad I took everyone’s advice. It has certainly made a big difference. The border still has to fill out but it’s getting there slowly 😊 @jacaranda

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italydiva

It really was glowing fiery red. It certainly wasn’t going to be overlooked this evening Rula 😊@sabbanrula

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philstalder

Very nice. 🌟

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sieveheadsarah

Looks so good Angela 😍

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italydiva

Thanks Phil 😊 @philstalder

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italydiva

With your help and advice, it’s looking a whole lot better Sarah, thank you! @sieveheadsarah

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flan1971

Lovely 👌🏻❤️

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italydiva

Phase 1 of shady corner project. Finally plucked up the courage. Photinia canopy raised ready for under planting #photinia #shady

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jaynehynesburton

Looks great

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debs69

Job well done there 👍

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Keely

Great job will give all your new plants a lot more light to thrive 😊

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Spot on 👍🏼😉

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italydiva

Thank you...I finally plucked up the courage to go for it after all the encouragement & advice. Would never have done it without everyone’s help. So big thank you! @jacaranda @sieveheadsarah @ublaszko @jaynehynesburton @Keely @debs69 @suerichards @Cazx @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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jacaranda

That looks so much better! You really won’t regret doing it, Angela, and you’ll have such fun with under planting 😍

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italydiva

Thank you Barbara. I’m really pleased with it and can see the potential now for under planting. It has really lightened up the area 😊 @jacaranda

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sieveheadsarah

It looks fabulous Angela, well done for plucking up the courage to do it, I bet you’re pleased with how it looks now 😍😀👍🏼

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jmlincoln

Sometimes it's the scariest, riskiest moves that are all so well worth it! I bet now you look at it and think, "sheesh what took me so long?" lol Looks fab!

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italydiva

Thank you...yes, I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out Sarah. I just needed the knowledge of experienced folk such as yourself to give me a push in the right direction ☺️ @sieveheadsarah

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italydiva

You are so right Jackie! I started off lifting the lawn around it, stood back and thought “Oh for goodness sake...just get on and do it”. So glad I did ☺️ ✂️ @jmlincoln

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italydiva

Here’s a closer photo of the Red Robin as it is now.... #projectaj1

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Keely

It doesn't look too bad you could STRIM down left hand side if it bugs you though 😊

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jacaranda

Hi Angela! I’m a devil for raising the crown of my shrubs as I’m always taking off a few more lower branches to give a better planting area underneath! Your photinia looks very good now and I think you’ve done a great job so I’d leave it as it is but just cast a critical eye over it every couple of weeks. You’ll probably end up snipping off a bit more here and there until you’re happy, but don’t be afraid to be more ruthless if the mood takes you! ♥️💚

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italydiva

Thank you Barbara. Yes I do want to enlarge the border and underplant. The whole corner is very sad at the moment. Really appreciate your feedback, thank you 😊 @jacaranda

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sieveheadsarah

James this is Angela’s Red Robin that she removed the lower stems from last year, if you swipe left you’ll see how it is now 😀👍🏼 @jamesdep

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jamesdep

@sieveheadsarah thank you I get what you mean now. It looks great on this. I’ll enjoy it this year and then decide wether to or not for next. :-)

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