|Is it recommended to thin out or open up a purple leaf plum tree? When the wind blows I'm afraid it will blow it over.|
Also- I have some new hydrangeas and once the leaves come out they then turn brown and curl on the edges. Is this too much water or not enough?
|It won't hurt your purple leaf plum tree if you thin out the branches. Just remember to take less than one-third of the live growth during any one pruning session.|
Brown leaf margins on your hydrangea can indicate over-fertilization or lack of water. If you haven't fertilized, then the problem is most likely not enough water. When you water (once or twice a week, depending upon weather), remember to water deeply, applying water slowly so it has a chance to trickle down and saturate the root mass. Your hydrangea should show improvement in its new leaves.
Best wishes with your landscape!