Posted: 12/07/2012 at 19:14
We have Pear tree that was in garden when we moved in 4 years ago (now approx 6 years old).
After blossoming and bearing fruit for first time last year decided to tidy up shape with pruning. After following advice from BBC web site pruned in October 2011 and created wine glass shape without severe cutting back.
This year buds on branches remaining from last season have not matured into leaves, so have had no new growth at all this season!!!
Branches and finer stems are not brittle/dead.
Has my pruning put it into a state of "hibernation" for this year, or have I inadvertantly killed off what was a lovely tree?
Advice gratefully received.