Friday, 30 June 2017 08:01


Written by The Webmaster
  • Still time to prune your Wisteria now, cutting back summer side-shoots to 2 or 3 buds.

  • Towards the end of the month prune summer-flowering Clematis before active growth begins - find out how with our clematis pruning guide.

  • Cut back shrubs such as Cornus and Salix cultivars (grown for their colourful winter stems) down to their bases.

  • Cut back the old foliage from ornamental grasses before growth begins - clip them to within a few centimetres of the ground.

  • Prune overwintered fuchsias back to one or two buds on each shoot.

  • Prune winter flowering shrubs such as Mahonia and Viburnum x bodnantense after their colourful display has finished.

  • Trim winter-flowering heathers as the flowers disappear, to prevent the plants becoming leggy.

  • Remove any faded flowers from your winter pansies to stop them setting seed.

  • Lift and divide snowdrops still 'in the green' if you want to move them or create more plants.

  • If you need to move deciduous trees or shrubs, now is the time to do it provided the soil is not frozen or waterlogged.

  • Hardwood cuttings taken last year may need planting or potting on now.

  • Pot on rooted cuttings of tender perennial plants taken last summer.
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