Other plants to prune now
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.