Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 30.4, Plant Study: Shrubbery, Part 2

An Introduction to Alan Chadwick's Lectures and a Glossary of Terms



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A method for straightening flower stems that are naturally crooked. Flowering plants used in hedges. Never prune rhododendrons after blosoming, as it will cause die-back. Lilacs, on the other hand, must be pruned as the flowers are going over. Mock orange makes a lovely flower in the hedge row, but the single has much more fragrance than the double. Never use lime with rhododendrons, azaleas, camelias, or magnolias. Broom, genista, gorse and magnolias. Flowering crab apples and japanese cherries. Daphne, and its highly poisonous seed. Budlea must be pruned down the the ground each year, and is beloved by bees and butterflies. Questions and answers. Pruning of the hedge rows. (19:44)



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