When to trim/prune newly planted plants?2
Oct 23, 2017 7:29 pm
Just encourage the vertical growth and tip prune to make sure enough energy is put into the branches. Each month for the first 6 months, spray some confidor as young LPs get hammered by psyllid. If you have two very specific cultivars, this isn't necessary. Also it helps the LPs if you coddle them with seasol and powerfeed. Best to give them the best start you can.
Btw. Perfect time to plant them
Re: When to trim/prune newly planted plants?3
Oct 24, 2017 3:25 pm
The plant variant I have planted is meant to be psyllid resistant and I haven't spotted any in the garden.
Is the theory that pruning tips will allow the plant to focus on establishing the main trunk?
I have been using Thrive. How does this compare to seasol and powerfeed - do these make much of a difference?
Re: When to trim/prune newly planted plants?4
Oct 30, 2017 10:29 pm
Big difference between phosphate based fertilisers and natural organic soil tonics.
Keep your thrive for potted colour and buy any seaweed organic concentrate you can find, along with a bulk molasses tub and that's all you'll ever need to give to your garden.
The pruning just needs to be enough to keep the vertical growth from tipping over. The same can be said on the whole shrub too, as lateral growth will also drag these branches down to the ground.
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