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Archive for the ‘pruning’ Category

Pruning soft fruits

Question: Please could you tell me when to prune soft fruits?

Our answer: Raspberries – the summer fruiting varieties should be pruned after fruiting, and autumn fruiting varieties should be pruned to the ground in February. Blackcurrants can be pruned between November and March. Gooseberries should be pruned between November and March.

February 27th 2009

Pruning conifers

Question: I have a slow growing conifer similar in type to a leylandi. I have had it 7 years and it’s about 9ft high. I would like to cut 3 feet off the top. What’s the best time of year to do this?

Our answer: The optimum time to prune Evergreens/Conifers is springtime. But you will need to be careful when pruning the top three feet off your Conifer – do not cut it straight across as this will look quite odd. Try to reshape it.

February 20th 2009