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13/05/2013 at 16:18

I have inherited to hugely overgrown Worcesterberry plants (very similar to Jostaberries), which are now well over six feet tall and very untidy. Would I be safe to prune these back this autumn/winter, and if so, how hard?.

13/05/2013 at 18:17

You can cut out some of the oldest fruiting branches.  Do not cut out the ones which are going to fruit this year.  

14/05/2013 at 08:05

Thanks. Virtually all the branches are brearing fruit this year. I shall try doing as you say, and also shortening a few other branches, but it looks as though I may have to abandon them to the birds in the end. These aren't in the fruit cage; the only way to protect them from our greedy blackbirds is to tie netting round individual branches!

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