I've put off pruning for a few years, much to my detriment. My garden is wildly overgrown. I need some sort of pathway to drag a bird bath through, but thereÃ¢ÂÂs a clump of iris and a rapidly expanding oak leaf hydrangea in the way. Why did I think moving a hydrangea to that spot was a good idea? Is it okay to prune it back now?
The iris truly are expendable. Yet I feel I must move them or pot them up for someone. It's so hard for me to shovel-prune, but it leads to another problem - the pot ghetto. Which I'm trying to get rid of now.
I don't know if I want advice or pity. I also have a stump left over from a Japanese maple. I want it to go away, preferably by magic. I'm guessing I'll have to dig it out.
I have other problem plant children. A mophead hydrangea that has outgrown its spot. Is it okay to move it now?
I'm going to plant this charming stump spot (not) as soon as it's weeded. I've got the geum and have a penstemon (Bev Jensen),and bog salvia as possible bedmates for it. Any other suggestions for companions? TIA.