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jamesdep

Lucky enough to have acres of country gardens, a growing orchid, a small walled garden, and most recently a tropical garden in Spain, leaner gardener

Hebe

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2022
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belindah

I just recently got a couple of these... the bees love it!🐝💛

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2021
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jamesdep

So when we moved in (December) we thought this Hebe he outgrown its lifespan, but we decided to wait until summer to see how it did, it has flowers albeit is quite twiggy and limp, is there anything we can do? I was told cutting it back won’t make a difference as they don’t re grow from the bottom? Don’t mind taking it out but don’t want a plant that has the chance to come back go to waste #hebe #help #prune

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lesliecole49

@hebelover any ideas?

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hebelover

Sadly there is really no coming back from it, 99% of them don't regrow from the base. If you like it, then I would use it to take cuttings, Hebes take pretty easily. @jamesdep @lesliecole49

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jamesdep

Oh wow I didn’t know they were easy to take and regrow from, i have never done it before and when my new greenhouse & potting shed are done I was going to give it a try with various around the place. I’ll give it a go before hand then, thank you. Lots of reading to do to refresh on how to do it. Thanks for the advice @hebelover

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jacaranda

I’m not great at cuttings but I have had success with Hebes, so they must be easy! If I can do it I’m sure you can, James, so give it a go. 🤞👍😘

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hebelover

Take cuttings about 6" or so, with a bit of new growth on the top preferably, scrape off some of the bark on the bottom inch or so of the stem with your nail (new roots won't grow through bark normally) then stick in a pot of soil. No need for the best stuff, Hebes are low nutrient needing plants, just make sure the pot drains well, they can't take the wet, keep the pot in semi shade outside 👍

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jamesdep

@jacaranda @hebelover @lesliecole49 since this post it has blossomed into a mass array of blue flowers, photo to follow. So pleased with it now but hate how it looks in the winter through to late spring. Will take some cuttings as it’s such a beauty.

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