twenty first December 2018 • Stephanie’s Blog • Stephanie Donaldson
Mahonias don’t get a very good press, primarily as a result of they’re too typically left to develop straggly – which isn’t look. Naked stems, sparse leaves and a high knot of flowers doesn’t present this plant off to its greatest benefit, nevertheless candy the fragrance of its winter flowers. Later within the 12 months its dusky blue berries additionally deserve a greater setting. My latest go to to the brand new Winter Backyard at Wakehurst Place was as fascinating for the vegetation that have been retained as for people who have been newly planted. The mahonias have been particularly spectacular – after a really arduous prune they’d regrown into dense, bushy vegetation smothered in flowers. They are often given this remedy at any time of 12 months, however ideally instantly after the flowers have light. So in case your mahonia is much from being your pleasure and pleasure, arduous prune it, loosen and enhance the soil round it with some well-rotted compost and subsequent winter your mahonia can turn out to be a star attraction in your winter backyard.