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, such as Sempervivum arachnoideum cristate, and the cockscombe celosia, Celosia argentea var. cristata.Misshapen and flattened stems, leaves and flowers.In most cases fasciation is temporary, so just enjoy it for its curiosity value. If it offends you, prune out
A method of pruning whereby the plant's tip is removed to encourage the production of side shoots.
The technique of miniaturising trees or plants by growing them in containers and pruning, training and trimming them to achieve an aesthetically desirable result.
The practice of pruning tree branches back to the trunk to encourage the production of young shoots and foliage. Often used in the development of ornamental trees.
Chris Beardshaw demonstrates how to plant a rambling rose, offering tips on how to select the perfect rose, pruning and training.summerMore advice on growing rosesPruning a rambling rosePlanting a bare-root rosePruning shrub rosesPlanting a rose
Prune back shoots on mophead and lacecap hydrangeas to a pair of budsTrim all foliage from barrenwort (Epimedium) before flowers start to developPlant lilies in potsPrune mahonia, removing old stems to make room for new growthLift and divide
or bubble polythene and they'll reward you with lush foliage next season.Clean and sharpen pruning tools Repair and treat fencing and timber structures Bring all watering equipment indoorsAround the gardenPrune wisteria sideshoots to 10-15cm from their base
Prune out old stems of elder (Sambucus) to promote new growth from the baseCut back last year's buddleia stems to ground levelHard prune trees that respond to pollarding, such as willows, the foxglove tree (Paulownia) and Eucalyptus gunnii
Deadhead pelargoniums and other summer bedding plantsSummer prune wisteria, cutting back whippy sideshoots to about 20cmWater plants in pots and basketsTake cuttings from shrubs choosing non-flowering shootsCollect seed from flowers that you want
Catch earwigs in upturned pots crammed with newspaper or straw on canes among dahlias, and destroy any you findPrune pyracantha and train shoots to supports Prepare soil to plant evergreen shrubs and conifers by digging it over and incorporating