Dead Ends in the Garden

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On this mornings walk I see that somebody had pruned a shrub recently and a lot of the branch ends are dead and withering.

Even branchlets close by are dead. It has a good shape and clearly has been pruned in the pasat.

I bet they are wondering what went wrong and why it looks so horrid now.  Please note that the picture is what it “should” look like. I’m not sure they would have appreciated my taking a photo!   :-/

Ah….I do so wish they had pruned by the Moon when the sap could have closed over the wounds and the shrub would have easily responded with lots of lush new spring time shoots and it would have looked beautiful.

Next time I’ll tell you about the snails!