Monday 11 March 2013

Prunus, hydrangeas & a weigela

Mon 25th Feb
Weather: 3°C. More degrees today but it still felt cold because of persistent arctic wind, but not as bitter as over the weekend.

I trained the morello cherry Prunus cerasus today, which followed similar principles to the fig.

Prunus cerasus
Then I pruned some blue Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blaumeise' from John Massey of Ashwood Nursery in the long border, a Weigela praecox 'Variegata' that is apparently one of the oldest plants in the garden. I gave this only a really light touch and took out about a 1/10th - mainly dead/ flowered branches just to air it out alittle. Then I moved onto an Abelia in the walled garden.
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blaumeise'. These hydrangeas are tricky, I had to think about where the light/sun would hit them and they were potentially obscured by other plants. For notes on Hydrangea pruning Click Here

Weigela praecox 'Variegata'

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