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Rejuvenating bay trees in pots!

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amcluesent
amcluesent Posts: 9,425 Forumite
edited 30 July 2011 at 8:25PM in Gardening
I've badly neglected a couple of bay trees so they were desperately pot bound and had been irregularly watered. There's been a lot of leaf drop and they look very 'twiggy' although there still are green leaves :j

I've just re-potted and thoroughly watered but am wondering about a hard prune to hopefully get new growth from the base. I've pruned out the 'deadest' looking twigs.

Any ideas?

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  • alanobrien
    alanobrien Posts: 3,308 Forumite
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    I would hard prune and water with maxicrop take root. That will reduce transpiration and help to rebuild the root structure to get it back into shape.
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