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oldwoodentop

I have a small garden in #Carlisle I grow annuals but volunteer in other local gardens. I am a member of the Garden #Organic Master #Composter scheme.

Buxus sempervirens

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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oldwoodentop

#advice This #boxhedge at #tulliehousegarden is just over 2ft tall and in my opinion needs #pruning. It is swaying a lot in these winds. When is the best time and how much should I risk. I can see @ukjohnny in previous tags - you do not hold back!!

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oldwoodentop

I have just read the tasks attached to this which is a great help anybody with experience and advice?

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ukjohnny

I usually trim my box hedge in early autumn , they can be trimmed in late spring too, I had to trim mine in winter because I was ill and couldn't do it in September, but if yours is going to be damaged by winds you may have to do it now 👍

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london148

Twice a year at least really . The best time to do this is at the end of May. The second time should be the beginning of September. You can trim down as hard as 6ins but I usually only trim to 1ft

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