Don’t prune now

Gardeners' World - - Pruning Month -

Sil­ver-leaved plants such as Con­volvu­lus cne­o­rum are less hardy. Leave un­pruned un­til late March; the top growth will in­su­late them from frost.

Fruit­ing and or­na­men­tal cher­ries, as well as plums and damsons, should not be pruned in win­ter to re­duce the risk of sil­ver leaf dis­ease.

Ja­panese maples are among a small group of plants that bleed sap eas­ily. Prune in au­tumn when less sap is flow­ing.

Or­na­men­tal grasses are best cut back when they start into growth in early spring.

Con­volvu­lus cne­o­rum can be left un­pruned un­til spring

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