As I drive around Somerset in winter, I notice well pruned shrubs, and more commonly, badly pruned shrubs. Pruning is done for our convenience more than for the sake of the shrubs, preventing them taking over the garden or blocking out the light.
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I was recently stunned by multiple Hamamelis x intermedia Jelena and Arnold Promise or witch hazel. Planted en masse in woodland at Trentham, they flower in late winter and perfume the airs on still days.