On some shrubs like deutzia
, remove the shrub's original branches to encourage more vigorous growth as well as retaining a portion of the young, healthy shoots growing from the base.
Bring container-grown shrubs such as viburnum, rose and deutzia
into the greenhouse for forcing, maintaining a minimum temperature of 13C (55F).
uk IN YOUR GARDEN Bring container-grown shrubs into the greenhouse for forcing, including rose, deutzia
Berberis, Forsythia and Deutzia
will root well this way.
In particular, take a look at Weigela, Philadelphus and Deutzia
(white flowers and fragrance), witch hazel, kerria, lindera (spicebush), several of the spireas, viburnums and the weigelas.
We've selected the variegated foliage and pink flowers of the butterfly bush, buddleia Harlequin, the purple cistus Purpureus, the white-flowered cotoneaster decorus, the graceful white flowers of deutzia
Gracilis, and the red-berried pyracantha Mohave.
n Prune early-flowering shrubs such as lilac and deutzia
which have finished flowering.
Water hanging baskets and containers daily to stop them drying out Prune early-flowering shrubs such as lilac and deutzia
Make a sowing of winter-flowering pansies for display next winter or spring Remove growing points from early peas which have finished flowering to concentrate energies on pod production Boost gladioli with a liquid feed Remove young green gooseberries for cooking or preserving, leaving enough to mature for dessert n Cut back rock plants after flowering and trim invasive plants in rock garden n Deadhead roses to encourage repeat flowering unless being grown for the colour and profusion of their hips n Take cuttings of carnations, fuchsias, herbs and shrubs to root in greenhouse
5 col ourful flowering shrubs (Mock Orange, Rosa Rugosa, Potent ill a fruticosa, Deutzia
, Wei gel a) for pounds 7.
Examples of shrubs propagated this way include forsythia, deutzia
, cornus, deciduous viburnum, weigela, many roses, many cotoneaster and philadelphus.
Prune out some of the older flowered growth on philadelphus, deutzia
and kerria, so that there is plenty of light to ripen the growth made this summer.