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  1. LauraS

    LauraS Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi

    Could any one tell me what this?
     

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    Jiffy The Match is on Fire

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    Looks like a Hebe
     
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      Thank you, that's what I thought. I've just done this to it...have I done a bad thing?
       

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      Ouch! :sad:
       
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      Lol ouch it will recover or ouch it's doomed?
       
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      It was a nice plant.:frown:
       
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Kind of late to be asking:snorky:
       
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      I know I feel so bad but something had to be done. I've just bought the property and apparently it's never been cut back so I thought I'd try......
       
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      It's difficult to prune a Hebe that harshly and get away with it. I think you've got a 50/50 chance of it recovering and if it does it's going to take a few years, sorry!
       
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        I have a few years that's ok. Should I give it something? Like food or something
         
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        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        Think I'd dig it out and start again.
         
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          No, Hebe's tend to take care of themselves, so I wouldn't feed it - it may stress it to much. I also agree with Pete, you'd be better off digging it out and replacing it.
           
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            I'm staring to think I'm going to have to do that to the entire garden. Just out of interest what would you both have done?
             

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            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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            A light trim, not into brown wood after flowering would work.

            But I cant actually see that its totally out of hand.
             
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              Wait till you see what I've done to the corkscrew hazel
               
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