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Gardeners' World - - Pruning Month -

1 CRE­ATE a frame­work by se­lect­ing up to four (one or two un­der glass) of the thick­est strong­est stems.

2 RE­MOVE any strong growths you don’t want to form part of your main frame­work.

3 PRUNE back the re­main­ing sideshoots to two buds above their base to cre­ate ‘spurs’.

4 TIE in the frame­work stems as hor­i­zon­tally as pos­si­ble to pro­mote even growth from each of the spurs.

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