Pruning - basic cuts

David Hurrion demonstrates the basic cuts to make when pruning, ensuring you don't damage buds or leave them exposed to disease.

Do it:

Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov

Overview

Pruning in the right spot is key to keeping your plants healthy and looking their best. Too high and you'll encourage disease, too low and you may damage the bud. David Hurrion demonstrates the correct way to cut, for perfect pruning every time.

Advertisement

Related video inspiration

Advertisement

Discover more ideas and inspiration

Related content

Cutting back geraniums

Pruning blackcurrants

Pruning spring-flowering shrubs

Related offers

SAVE 20%

Save 20% on perennials

Save 20 per cent on all autumn-planting perennials at Sarah Raven. Choose from a vast range of plants, including geraniums, hellebores, wallflowers, delphiniums and much more.

Use code: GW17WAP

Order now

SAVE 20%

Save 20% at Crocus

Save 20 per cent across the entire range at Crocus, including everything from plants, trees and shrubs, to tools, furniture, outdoor living and more. Simply enter our discount code at checkout to claim this offer.

Use code: GWSEPT20

Order now

SAVE 20%

Save 20% on veg seeds

Stock up your seed stash with a 20 per cent saving on all veg seeds at Dobies. Simply enter the offer code at checkout to claim your discount, until 31 August, 2017.

Use code: GW817

Order now