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Mar 20, By BBC Gardeners' World Magazine. Mid-spring is the perfect time to prune half-hardy shrubs that have benefited from the protection provided by their top Author: BBC Gardeners' World Magazine. Jan 16, Carry out formative pruning of young hardy shrubs and trees – remove thin, twiggy growth and reduce the remaining growth by half its length to encourage a strong framework of new shoots; Summer-flowering shrubs, such as buddleia, Hydrangea paniculata and lavatera can be cut back hard in late winter, just before they start into growth in the springAuthor: BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.
Mar 24, Step 1. Where buds are visible, prune just above them to prevent leaving a long ‘snag’ of stem which could encourage die-back. Allow 3mm – 4mm so as not to damage the bud itself. How to prune your plants – pruning. Apr 19, As a general rule of thumb re- pruning shrubs. If you can see new shoots coming from old wood near the base, it's a pretty safe bet you can cut hard and it'll sprout back, but, if the old stem is bare, eg Rhododendrons, don't prune hard.
Looking at the top photo, I'd say take the height down by about half and a bit more off the width. Aug 14, Weigelas are easy to look after. Prune moderately, after flowering has finished. Established weigelas also respond well to hard pruning if they have outgrown their spot – you can cut back stems to ground level to encourage new growth. Follow our No Fuss video guide with David Hurrion, on how to prune weigela and other spring-flowering shrubs:Author: BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.
Oct 01, I prune in February for this reason.
It just feels wrong to prune too late in autumn. The downside is untidy look over the winter. I think I'll do it differently next year - I want to try pruning English lavenders in mid-August, after the first flush, and then leave the second flush on (only lightly deadheading) and prune them again in February together with intermedias.