Pruning Step by Step Guides


Climbing Roses

Step 1: Undo the trained rose.

Step 2: Check all branches for dead wood.

Step 3: Remove all the dead wood.

Step 4: Retain young vigorous branches.

Step 5: Only remove a few old branches if new (pale green) branches have grown from below.

Step 6: If the secateurs are not up to the job, use a tree saw.

Step 7: Tie on the long main branches again.

Step 8: The side branches are not pruned; the rose will flower on these again from June onwards.



Step 1: In order to prevent lavender from becoming woody, you need to prune it in time.

Step 2: This will result in as many branches at the base as possible.

Step 3: The main pruning occurs after the winter at the end of March.

Step 4: We then prune the plant back by about 1/3rd. Not to the bare part.

Step 5: The summer pruning occurs after flowering in August.

Step 6: Only cut back the dead flower stems and stem tops.

Step 7: The plant then has the chance to grow a little before winter comes.

Step 8: This means that the plant retains its compact shape. winter comes.



Step 1: The Buxus ball has grown considerably and urgently needs to be tidied up.

Step 2: Place the pot at a good working height.

Step 3: Prune with hedge shears.

Step 4: Start at the bottom of the shape.

Step 5: Turn the shears over, to follow the ball shape carefully.

Step 6: Follow and trim with the shape of the ball.

Step 7: Trim the top last.

Step 8: The result is a tight ball shape.


Step 1: Dead flowers can be cut off after the 1st period of flowering.

Step 2: A continuously-flowering rose or rose with a 2nd flowering period will then invest all its energy in the new buds.

Step 3: Take hold of the rose below the dead flower.

Step 4: Find the first intact five leaf cluster.

Step 5: Cut the dead flowers off above the first intact five leaf cluster.

Step 6: Do not cut below the five leaf cluster.

Step 7: Do not cut off any more dead flowers after 1st September.

Step 8: You can then enjoy the rosehips later in the year.

Conifer Hedge


Step 1: Pruning twice a year gives the best result (July and September).

Step 2: Prune on a cloudy day, then there is less risk of the plant getting burnt by the sun.

Step 3: First prune the sides, working diagonally from the top to the bottom.

Step 4: Never prune back to the old wood, since a conifer hedge will not grow from here again (apart from Taxus).

Step 5: Make sure that the hedge always remains wider at the bottom than at the top.

Step 6: This means that the lowest branches also get enough light all the time.

Step 7: Then prune the top.

Step 8: The second pruning takes place in September; this ensures that the hedge is tidy when winter comes.