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Id and prunning advice please

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by Lee Mason, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Lee Mason

    Lee Mason Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi there, new member here and not much of a gardener (so far).

    But have a new house and hoping to keep the garden as nice as it is now so need some advice.

    I have a hedge type plant growing behind some small ferns (i think).

    I need to relocate them and as you can see by the picture i kind of spreads inbetween below, up and over anything surrounding it.

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    It has quite a nice fragrance which may mean its some sort of herb.

    I could do with a few things

    1. whens the best time to relocate it?

    2. what is it?

    3. prunning? about 1/3 of the plant is actually green. the other 2/3s looks like dead growth beneath the green parts (in total i spreads over about 2-3 foot). how should i prune it? and can i cut it right back to the roots for relocation (to say 1 foot with no green parts left) and let it restart its growth from there?

    thanks.
     
  2. Palustris

    Palustris Total Gardener

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    The grey leafed thing is probably Helichrysum italicum, aka The Curry plant. Needs a hot dry spot. Normally pruned in Spring. Can be cut back to new buds at the base of shoots and will normally regrow from them.
     

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