Pruning a Bay Laurel plant - getting TALL
I have a nice Bay Laurel that is starting to get tall... it's just growing up. We trip a couple leaves often for cooking, but I'm not sure what to do at this point.
It's about 3' tall, and only maybe 10" wide. Should I lop it off in the middle to try to force it to bush out? Or just keep the top trimmed off?
You can see it in the "overview of yard" photo (currently the top one, but that will change) in my blog below. Click on the photo to make it bigger - the bay is the 4th from the right, in a black container pot.
Suggestions on how to prune it? And WHEN? Should I be doing it now, or wait until fall?
thanks for any advice,
Here is a link that might be useful: My 2010 Garden Blog - bay plant in