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Olearia (Daisy Bush)


By Telme8

Vale of Glamorgan, Wales Wal

Sorry folks the photograph was rather hopeless I hope this one comes out a little clearer. The big branch on the left is the one I wish to demolish!




I don't know which species it is as there are several Olearias, but my RHS book says that MOST species tolerate hard pruning and will break from mature wood.

So - you could probably get away with it, Telme!

BUT - please don't blame me if it goes wrong! lol.

15 Feb, 2009


I pruned an old one with my brother. over three years we cut it back hard following RHS advice and it recovered well and is looking good. Avoid any tags/spurs that could let infection in and it should be fine. good luck.

15 Feb, 2009


Thanks to one and all, I was a bit worried when I saw other questions answered and not mine, thought you were all afraid to put your head on the block!!!! but I do have young ones coming along from cuttings I have taken, in case of tradgedy, but did not want to loose the big one just yet!! Thanks for your help.

15 Feb, 2009

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