Author Topic: Photo of sundown in lower garden Easter Sunday ('Four Seasons' Garden)  (Read 2597 times)

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Offline Four Seasons

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Hope everyone has had a pleasant day. It was a joy to have some late afternoon sun. This was a picture taken at sundown in our lower garden.

Tony and Marie

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Thanks for sharing your lovely flowers with us Tony and Marie.

A very pleasing and colourful display, set off nicely with the warming glow of the setting sun.

Laurie.

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Like a little shrine, Marie and Tony. A very nice photo!

You have tulips in bloom already 8) Mine are quite a few weeks behind yours.

What is that plant with the glossy leaves and red inflorescences?
And the ones with white inflorescences?

Theres quite an array of fine plants in there :)
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Thanks George, Yes we use quite a lot of both of those plants.

In the fore ground the luminescent red leaves are the new growth of the Photinia fraseri 'Red Robin ... as we may have previously mentioned we prune these to give fresh new red leaf growth in all 4 seasons. In the back ground the white flowers are the Pieris 'Forest Flame" (Lily of the valley shrub) which we also prune at least twice each year to give more than one flush of new leaf growth  ..... in the next couple of weeks we should get the red new pieris leaf growth.

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Somehow I missed ypour last posting Marie and Tony. My apologies.
Thanks for confirming the plant names.

Question on both those plants. Do they take a hard prune?

I have one Photinia. It was in a cramped position and got leggy, growing out to the sun. I removed the nearby shrubs and left it untouched. I'd like to prune its (only 2 or three) main stems  to about 2 or 3 ft long.

One Pieris is about five ft in an open space. I'd like to cut it back by about half.
Any advice would be much appreciated.