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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

    Oct 11, 2017
    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.


    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?

  2. Palustris

    Palustris Total Gardener

    Oct 23, 2005
    West Midlands
    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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