The Frustrated Gardener

The life and loves of a time-poor plantsman


  1. carolinelomath

    Hi TFG, I’m reading your blog from the beginning, as if it were a book, and I have no idea if you would see a post attached here, 5 years ago, as it were. But here goes – how do you ‘properly groom’ a prunus serrula?
    I have one which I would like to improve.

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    • The Frustrated Gardener

      How wonderful Candy! I hope it’s turning out to be a good book? I can’t promise you an ending just yet though. I’d love to know whether you feel it’s improved as time has gone on or if I’ve lost anything in the process. Hard to judge as the one who writes it.

      When it comes to Prunus serrula it’s all about keeping the main stems clear of any wispy bits and creating a nice clear, open framework in the crown. If there’s too much clutter then the bark can’t be admired properly. Does this help answer your question?




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