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Beech Hedge Wisteria Buddleja Buxus Clematis Euonymus Fruit Tree Fuchsia Hornbeam Hibiscus Honeysuckle Ivy Climbing Rose Lavatera Lavender Magnolia Oleander Orchid Peony Prunus Rhododendron Rosemary Rose Ornamental grass Viburnum




Beech Hedge

Beech hedging is simply stunning in any garden. Create a beautiful hedge by pruning it regularly, and you will have yourself a delightful, eye-catching feature. Prune beech hedges at least once a year, and ideally twice a year for that perfectly manicured look.

When do I prune Beech Hedge?

The best time to prune a beech hedge is in spring, from late May to mid-June. The second pruning follows in September once autumn arrives.

Wisteria

Wisteria blossoms flourish on short offshoots that grow out from the main branches. These side offshoots can be cut back for the first time in summer. In spring you can prune once more and cut these branches back even further.

When do I prune Wisteria?

The best time to prune a wisteria is early spring, from February through March. Possibly in summer once more, just to keep the plant in check.

Buddleja

Buddleja can tolerate a vigorous pruning. Do this in early spring and again in late-summer, once the plant has finished flowering. Do not cut back radically in autumn, however, as the plant may then suffer frost damage. This way you ensure that the plant can withstand the cold winter period.

When do I prune Buddleja?

The best time for pruning a buddleja is in March in the early springtime. Be sure to prune the plant vigorously. The flowering branches can be cut away in the late summer from August through to October.

Buxus

Buxus is very popular because it is a beautiful, evergreen hedge plant that is also easy to prune into various geometric shapes like spheres and cubes – and thus creating a unique garden design. The spring prune should take place in May. The final prune is in September. You can also give buxus a gentle trim around June, to help it retain a nice, dense shape.

When do I prune Buxus?

The best time to prune Buxus is in spring, anytime from May 15th onwards. A second cut can take place in July to help maintain its shape. The last prune should occur in early September. Always use a sharp hedge trimmer for pruning.

Clematis

Before pruning clematis, it is important to know which variety you have in the garden. Each variety has its unique pruning method, and appropriate season to prune in. Most types require pruning just after flowering. Large-flowering clematises can be pruned all summer, except when they are in flower.

When do I prune Clematis?

The best time to prune Clematis is in early spring, from February through to March. It is also possible to prune in April, dependant on what kind of clematis you have. Early flowering clematis should be lightly pruned after flowering, while late-flowering clematis (July-August) can be cut back to about 35cm above the ground, just above a large bud.  

Hornbeam

Hornbeam is simply stunning in any garden. Create a beautiful hedge by pruning your hornbeam regularly, and you will have yourself a delightful, eye-catching feature. Prune hornbeam hedges at least once a year, and ideally twice a year for that perfectly manicured look.

When do I prune Hornbeam?

The best time to prune a hornbeam hedge is in spring, from late May to mid-June. The second pruning follows in September once autumn arrives.

Hibiscus

Pruning hibiscus is not difficult, and not necessary because it will naturally grow into a beautiful shape. If your Hibiscus does become too large, cut the young branches off to bring it back into line. For a drastic prune, it is best to cut the plant back until it is around 50 centimetres above soil level.

When do I prune Hibiscus?

The best time to prune hibiscus is during the dormant period, once its leaves have fallen off. Hibiscus only grows its blossoms on new branches that develop during the flowering season. Knowing this means you can easily identify dead wood and will never run the risk of pruning a wrong branch.

Honeysuckle

Pruning honeysuckle will encourage the healthy growth and flowering of your plant. From mid-March, you can prune this climber back as far as you want. This way you will keep the plant under control. Pruning back longer and older branches will also encourage new, healthy ones to bloom and grow.

When do I prune Honeysuckle?

Prune evergreen honeysuckle in March after flowering to stimulate maximum growth. Prune leafy honeysuckle plants in September, also after flowering. Leafy climbing plants are usually always pruned during their dormant period once the leaves have fallen off.

Euonymus

Pruning euonymus is quite a simple task. The best time to prune it though depends on each species. For example, you can trim alatus in winter to help maintain the shape of the bush; while pruning fortunei is better done in springtime.

When do I prune Euonymus?

The best time for pruning euonymus is between the end of winter and beginning of spring. Cut the oldest branches away at ground level. Be careful though to not over-prune this shrub, only ever cutting just enough to lightly thin it out.

Fruit Tree

A good prune is required if you wish to enjoy a healthy harvest from your fruit trees. There are two types of fruit trees: stone fruits, and pome fruits. Prune pome fruits trees from the beginning of January through to the end of March. Prune stone fruit trees between April to May, or August to September.

When do I prune Fruit Trees?

The best time for pruning fruit trees is during the winter months, from January to March. You can prune stone-fruit trees like cherries and plum trees from April to May once they bloom; or after picking in August to September. Remember, pruning is good because it encourages the fruit to grow.

Fuchsia

Fuchsias are available in many different varieties and sizes. Come April when winter is over, is the time to prune them, just before they start to grow. Simply cut back the stems and you are done. After a couple of weeks prune the plant lightly once again (the tips only).

When do I prune Fuchsia?

The best time to prune fuchsia is in spring, in April. Cut the stems before the plant starts to grow. A few weeks later, follow it up with a light pruning (the tips only). Never prune Fuchsia plants when there are in bud or when the plant is in full flower.

Ivy

Prune ivy to encourage the growth of this wonderfully lush climbing plant. This fast climber grows around 60 to 100 cm per year. Because it belongs to the Hedera genus, it is important to prune it regularly to keep them in their best condition.

When do I prune Ivy?

The best time to prune ivy is in spring, just after new growth appears. Always use clean pruning shears to prevent damage and disease during the pruning process.

Climbing Rose

Pruning climbing roses is important to ensure a long and fulsome bloom. Start by pruning all the dead and unsightly branches. When pruning, make sure you always cut just above a bud that is facing toward the outside of the branch.

When do I prune Climbing Roses?

The best time for pruning climbing roses is in spring. Prune climbing roses after flowering in July, and then it will bloom for you once again later in the season.

Lavatera

Lavatera plants sport beautiful, stunning blooms. This plant mainly flowers on young shoots. Pruning will produce even more shoots for you. The more shoots this plant has, then obviously the more beautiful blossoms you will have.

When do I prune Lavatera?

The best time to prune lavatera is in spring once there is no more chance of frost – after May 15.

Lavender

Lavender, an eye-catching romantic feature in any garden, is at its most beautiful when in full bloom. Prune regularly to maintain a beautiful, compact shape.

When do I prune Lavender?

The best time to prune lavender plants is in spring and again in autumn. Prune the plant back to around 15 cm above the ground in spring, and trim it again after flowering. In autumn, you can give it a last pruning to shape the plant.

Magnolia

Pruning a Magnolia tree is really not necessary. These beautiful trees have a lovely shape and grow best if you do not prune them.

When do I prune Magnolia?

The best time for pruning magnolia is in spring, after flowering. However, only prune the tree if you find it is growing too large. Other than that, pruning is not necessary.

Oleander

Oleander does not need to be pruned. Pruning is not good for the blooming of this plant, and this bush will develop its branches all by itself. If you wish to prune your plants, always use good quality pruning shears, and cut only as much as you think is necessary.

When do I prune Oleander?

The best time to prune oleander is in autumn just before the plant goes dormant. Prune this shrub only if it is really necessary. Be sure to protect the plant well from the winter cold.

Orchid

The beautifully flowing orchid is available in many different species, and each species requires its method of pruning. Most of them can be pruned after the second or third bud. With regular maintenance, this garden plant will give you several flushes of blooms per year.

When do I prune Orchids

Orchids can be pruned at any time and in any season. In fact, it can be pruned once every time it blooms. This will ensure that the plant begins to blossom once again.

Peony

Pruning the cheerfully flowering peony is easy. After it has finished blooming, simply cut the flowers and stems off all the way down to the ground. You can also trim the dying leaves in autumn to just above the level of the soil.

When do I prune Peony?

The best time to prune peony is just after its flowering period in October. Just after the first bloom in July, you prune off the flower stalks. In October you trim the leaves.

Prunus

It is important to prune this wintergreen shrub to keep prunus in shape. This shrub grows fast, and a vigorous pruning in spring is a must to keep this bush looking beautiful.

When do I prune Prunus?

The best time for pruning a prunus is in September. This is when any old or frost damaged branches should be cut away.

Rhododendron

Rhododendron is a colourful, eye-catching garden plant which does not require pruning. It is recommended to only prune this garden plant if it becomes too large, or the leaves turn yellow.

When do I prune Rhododendron?

The best time to prune Rhododendron is in spring. Prune this garden plant when necessary between late March to early April.

Rosemary

To prune rosemary, you just need to shorten the stems of this deliciously scented herb. Only cut them back to about half of their stem length, and be careful not to trim this herb down into the old wood. Pruning rosemary as you would lavender.

When do I prune Rosemary?

The best time to prune rosemary is in May, just after spring. Wait until just after it has flowered to prune this herb. Shorten the stems to approximately half their original length.

Rose

For healthy, richly flowering roses in the garden, it is important to prune them well. Most roses require pruning in springtime. It depends on the variety.

When do I prune Roses?

The best time for pruning roses is in spring, autumn and summer. In the summertime, a good prune will encourage a second bloom. Pruning in spring stimulates new growth, and in autumn it is for protection against the coming winter.

Ornamental Grass

Ornamental grass is a decorative, maintenance-friendly addition to any garden. Most grass species only need pruning once a year. Some species show slight damage after winter, which you can help repair by giving them a trim.

When do I prune Ornamental Grass?

The best time for pruning ornamental grass is in the winter season. Prune other grasses in early spring to ensure fresh new growth.

Viburnum

Viburnum naturally grows into a beautiful shape, which makes pruning almost unnecessary. For a healthy plant be sure to only cut the dead and frost damaged parts of its branches away.

When do I prune Viburnum?

The best time for pruning viburnum is in spring. Prune this shrub just after it has flowered. Don’t prune branches that have developed new growth.

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