Pruning myrtle

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  1. Madahhlia

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    I've got a tatty old myrtle. it's about 4' high and has always been kept in a pot. I'd like to prune it right down, feed it well and see if it responds by producing lots of healthy growth. Am I likely to be rewarded?
     
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    If it`s in such poor shape what do you have to lose? Personally I would cut it down to 1ft, freshen up the compost and give it a high nitrogen feed.:dbgrtmb:
     
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      I would re pot it too in a larger pot, use a slow release fertilizer like bonemeal
       
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        I've got a bit of bonemeal so all I need is need is a bit of John Innes 3 and it's for the chop!
         
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        May I suggest a peat based compost rather than a soil based one.:thumbsup:
         
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        Oh. Why's that then? Easier, really, 'cos I've already got some.
         
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