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A-Z of Pruning During August

Here is the A-Z of things to prune, deadhead and train during the summer month of August.

Prune

Apple – Cordons, Fans and Espaliers – Shorten new growth.

Buddleia alternifolia – Once the shrub has finished flowering you can cut back all the flowered stems.

half the lavender hedge has been cut back - cameo by Penny

half the lavender hedge has been cut back – cameo by Penny

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.

Deadhead

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.

Train

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 🙂

 

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