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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:24 pm    Post subject: red robin Reply with quote

I have just bought a house with a lovely established garden, there is a large red robin bush that seems to be taking over a bit. I don't want to do it any harm, but it does need to be cut back. When is the best time of year to do this?
Thank you for any help
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

''Cut back new growth once it has lost its color'' Tree and shrub expert Dr D G Hessayon

Dont know when that would be though
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prune the red Robin in Spring as the growth is starting. Cut as far back as you can get a viable bud. Within reason the harder you cut bak the more vigorous the growth and the better the colour. prune every 2-3 years.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)
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