Fruit removal treatments were incorporated into the trial to assess the impact of crop load on vegetative growth, to see whether trees 'stall out' if they are not pruned
Late summer and autumn flowering shrubs which flower on the current season's growth should be pruned
in spring to encourage growth that will flower later that year.
Rose connoisseur Edward Enfield, father of comedian Harry Enfield and former member of the Royal National Rose Society, once told me of an experiment in which one group of rose bushes was pruned
lightly, another group heavily and a third hacked with a hedge cutter - and those hacked off with the hedge cutter were found to have done the best.
ALL WHITE: For a flurry of flowers in the summer, ensure your roses are correctly pruned
Strong, healthy shoots are then pruned
to between three and five buds from the base - two for show roses - and always to an outward facing bud, the aim being to create five stems on each bush.
Wisteria is traditionally pruned
twice a year - now and in late summer.
If trees are not pruned
this time, they are bound to snap, as they do, during monsoons and windy seasons causing electrocution and damage to our property," Rajiv Kakria, president of Greater Kailash RWA, said.
Tea plants are pruned
to obtain a given table form and height, to eliminate unnecessary and diseased branches, to rejuvenate the tea plants, and to obtain healthier and better quality tea plants .
Group 1 clematis, which flower in spring, bloom on stems that grew the previous year and are generally pruned
Other plants which can be pruned
in early spring include euphorbia, lavandula, passiflora and roses, although early pruning of bush roses (before you are confident that spring has arrived) is risky in cold northern gardens.
Spring and early summerflowering deciduous shrubs should be pruned
as soon as flowering is finished, by removing diseased or thin shoots, then cutting all the branches that flowered to within a few buds of the base and leaving the new shoots to flower next year.
You might be pruning them inappropriately as they flower on last year's shoots and should only be pruned