Other plants to prune now

Gardeners' World - - Pruning Month -

Cut­ting back re­li­ably hardy woody plants, such as de­cid­u­ous trees and shrubs (not ev­er­greens), can be done this month dur­ing mild weather – but take care not to prune off any flower buds.

COPPICED HARDY TREES (HAZEL) Prune mul­ti­stemmed trees and shrubs hard us­ing lop­pers or a prun­ing saw to cut stems down to ground level.

AP­PLES Cut back long shoots to 2-3 buds above their base. Leave un­pruned, the short, stubby fruit spurs that will carry the blos­som and fruit.

GOOSE­BER­RIES Use se­ca­teurs to prune out the old­est branches, cut­ting as low as pos­si­ble. Cut out spindly growth and branches grow­ing in the cen­tre.

HARDY SUM­MER-FLOW­ER­ING SHRUBS Prune back shrubs such as sam­bu­cus and Bud­dleja da­vidii hard now if you live in a warm re­gion.

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