Pruning keeps the growth of our plants controlled and healthy. It allows for a balanced plant, removes diseased and dead plant material, encourages new growth, allows for air flow and helps to avoid mildew.
- Use clean, sharp secateurs and use tool disinfectant between different plants
- Cut branches vertically, so rainwater runs off the cut
- Cut just above a bud that faces to the outside of the plant
- Prune out dead wood, branches that rub at each other and diseased or injured limbs any time
- Prune bushes and trees in late winter, when the plants are dormant
This is pruning or pinching off dead flowers, it keeps the plant neat and tidy and also stimulates further flowering by preventing seeds from forming.