Get your pruning knives and secateurs ready – March is a key time for pruning shrubs and fruit to keep them healthy and productive. Get the timing wrong and you risk removing flowering shoots!
Shrubs to be pruned in March - Buddleja, clematis, fatsia, hardy fuchsia, honeysuckle, hydrangea, winter flowering jasmine, lilac, hybrid tea and cluster flowered rose Fruit to be pruned in March - Blueberries, figs, currants
-Use a clean sharp knife
-Cut between 0.5cm - 1cm above the bud – to prevent tissue damage and infection.
-Cut at an angle sloping in the same direction as the bud – so water can run off and to encourage hormones to trigger growth.