Talkback: How to prune your plants

Hi, I moved house in March of this year and a beginner in gardening. I have lots of over grown shrubs and two large trees, I have five tropical trees, which three I pulled from the root during the summer. they were pretty dead and they are growing again. I have so many different plants, I don't know where to start!! please can you help? am I too late to do some pruning?


  • after the heavy snow earlier this year, my hebes seem to have turned black, along with other shrubs... but there seems some life in some of the twigs, do I pull them all up and start again or give them all a good prune ?
  • my hebe got that black colour after the snow,i left it be and fed it in the spring,its looking good now.
  • rosalie2rosalie2 Posts: 1
    how and when should I prune tree lavatera.
  • Wendy7Wendy7 Posts: 11
    Do I need to "seal" the wound after cutting off side shoots from the main stem of large cordyline, if so how ?
  • Do I cut back fuschias and pot grown magnolias?
  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802
    fairy54 wrote (see)
    Do I cut back fuschias and pot grown magnolias?

    Hardy fuchsias are cut back next year down to the ground-around March/April

    Magnolias seldom need pruning

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