- Shoots on grafted plants
- Hedge trimming
- Pruning spring flowering plants
- Grass Cutting
- Taking Semi-ripe cuttings
Trim fast growing hedges once the new growth has developed in full. This is particularly necessary for Privet, Lonicera nitida, Laurel and Yew. This will maintain the shape of your hedges even if a second trimming of secondary new growth is necessary in the autumn after a wet summer.
Prune spring flowering shrubs such as Weigela, Deutzia and Philadelphus straight after flowering. This will encourage the development of good new growth which will produce an excellent display of flowers next year. Without pruning of old growth flowering may well be much more sparse.
Begin grass cutting when you are certain that all the bluebells, garlic, primroses and other spring flowering wild and native plants have set seed and died down. Take care with strimmers and grass cutters not to ringbark or damage newly planted and specimen trees and shrubs.
Watering trees and shrubs planted in spring may become necessary in dry spells or drought. Once you have begun watering you will need to carry on until it rains again properly. Hand watering encourages new roots to grow toward the surface and therefore become even more prone to drying out.