Here is the A-Z of things to prune, deadhead and train during the summer month of August.
Apple – Cordons, Fans and Espaliers – Shorten new growth.
Buddleia alternifolia – Once the shrub has finished flowering you can cut back all the flowered stems.
Ceanothus – Prune back after flowering by shortening all shoots by a third or half.
Deutzia – Cut back after flowering cutting back approx a third of old stems down to the base.
Lavender – Trim after flowering but shortening and tidying the whole plant but be careful not to cut into old wood.
Pear – Cordons, Fans and Espaliers – shorten new growth.
Philadelphus (mock orange) – Prune after flowering cutting back approx a third of old stems down to the base.
Plum – Shorten main stems to strong side shoots and regularly pinch back side shoots to approx 15cm.
Raspberry Summer Fruiting – After fruiting cut down the canes to ground level.
Rose Rambling – After flowering shorten stems and remove any old stems at the base to encourage new growth.
Wisteria – Shorten all new growth in summer to 10cm.
Brachyglottis “Sunshine” – To deadhead clip the shrub.
Buddleia davidii – Deadhead to encourage side shoots.
Clematis – Summer Flowering – Deadhead once blooms have faded.
Fuchsia Hardy – Deadhead once blooms fade.
Rose Climbing – Regularly deadhead faded blooms.
Rose Hybrid Tea and Cluster – Regularly deadhead faded blooms.
Rose Shrub – Regularly deadhead faded blooms.
Apple – Cordon, Fan and Espalier – Train shoots along supports and tie in where necessary.
Blackberry & Logonberry – Train new canes to support wires as they develop.
Chaenomeles (Japanese Quince) – Train new growth on walls into wires.
Clematis Spring Flowering – Regularly train/tie in new growth to supports.
Clematis Summer Flowering – Regularly train/tie in new growth to supports.
Fig – Tie in new growth onto supports.
Honeysuckle – Train new shoots onto supports.
Pear – Cordons, Fans and Espaliers – Train shoots along supports and tie in where necessary.
Plum – Train along supports where necessary.
Pyracantha – Train shoots along supports and tie in where necessary.
Raspberry Summer Fruiting – Train new canes to support wires.
Raspberry Autumn Fruiting – Tie new canes to supports as they develop.
Rose Climber – Tie in new growth to supports.
Wisteria – Continue to train and tie in new growth over supports as necessary.
Happy Pruning 🙂