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By Cazoo1

Worcestershire, United Kingdom Gb

Good Morning...In my garden I have a Myrtle bush....which is getting too the moment it is in flower. I say in flower but they are so very sparse it hardly seems worth growing it at all. How far back can I prune it without killing it...and why do I only get such a poor show ??
I would blame the weather but it has been like this for years...such a shame as the fragrance from the flowers is lovely. Hope you guys can help me.....Thanks

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If in doubt then wait until its finished flowering and reduce by one third; which it looks like much of the new growth its put on this year. I would give it a good dose of potassium (potash) in the spring to encourage it to flower later on in the season.

15 Aug, 2022


It looks as if it has been trimmed at some time to keep it in check. I find that mine flowers on the growth which is oldest, not the newer growth. It can be thinned out a lot,
like hair, just leave pieces that you want to keep unpruned & if we get sunny weather again next year they will flower for you.

16 Aug, 2022

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