This is my first visit to this site so please have some patience with me.
Ive just decided to take an active interest in gardening so I am a complete novice. I will probably be asking for lots of advice, so i hope i dont become annoying.
The first problem ive got is a red robin shrub, well i say its a shrub but its more like a tree. Ive just cut back some honeysuckle to ground level and the red robin looks like a tree. Its grown really tall with no branches below 4' and all of the leaves are growing in one direction.
I thought red robins were bushes, but do they have a tree variety. If it is a bush how could i encourage regrowth on the lower trunk. I dont know how old it is as ive only bought the house this last summer, but the trunk is about 4-5" wide.
Any help would be gratefully appreciated as the bush is a lovely one and i dont want to kill it by doing something wrong.