English box

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English box

Postby blitz » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:19 pm

Hi Guys,

I have english box, and they are only 20cm tall. Do I need to prune them regularly in order to make it very bushy?

Thank you,
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Re: English box

Postby Tini » Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:26 am

With any hedge you will need to start clipping pretty much straight away. Make sure you trim the sides on a bit of an angle so that the sun can reach the botttom of the plant, that way you won't get a gap at the bottom of the plant. English box (down here) tend to get two growth spurts a year so make sure you are trimming while it is happening, that way you get the best results. Make sure you also use shears as the electric / petrol hedge trimmers chew up the leaves and give you a terrible finish.
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