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NORTH HARBOUR NEWS, JULY 15, 2011
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July is pruning month
July is one of the most important pruning
months in the gardener s year.
It s the month when many of the winter-
dormant plants like roses are pruned.
Luckily this time of year also suits the
pruner as its much easier to undertake ener-
getic activities in winter.
Tools for pruning
The most important pruning tool is a good
quality pair of secateurs. These should be the
best you can afford. Keep blades sharpened
and joints oiled. Basic maintenance will help
your tool last longer.
A good saw is another requisite. Ideally,
select one with a narrow blade that can be
manoeuvred into crowded parts of the plant.
Hedge clippers are necessary for trimming
formal hedges. If this sounds like too much
hard work, invest in a pair of electric or
And don t forget a strong pair of gloves
especially for rose pruning!
Here are some of the most common reasons
To preserve the shape of the plant.
To restrict the size of the plant -- it s much
better, though, to choose a plant that will
grow to fit the space rather than being forced
to constantly prune.
To encourage productive growth -- flowering
shoots on roses and fruiting wood in the orch-
To remove dead wood.
To remove old canes from the base as in
plants like May bushes and abelia.
To thin a canopy and allow air movement
To form plants into special shapes topiaris-
ing, standardising or espalier.
To encourage colourful new growth such as
new red leaves on photinia.
To maintain a hedge or screen.
To stop upward growth on plants and
To reduce competition by thinning out
To remove suckers from root stocks on
What to prune in winter
Prune most deciduous fruit trees, roses,
grape vines and ornamentals. Delay pruning
of spring flowering varieties until flowerings
finished, otherwise you ll cut off the incipient
Cuts should, in most cases, be made just
above an outward facing bud. This encour-
ages new growth in a desirable direction.
However, if using shears to trim hedging
plants, cut evenly over the outside of the
Lowest point of a cut should be even with
the top of the bud and slanting upwards at 45
Large heavy branches should be cut back in
stages to avoid unnecessary damage.
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