Pruning – an insight into the general principles, to get the most from our shrubs.
Pruning can cause some confusion amongst us gardeners; why, where, when and how should we prune? Understanding how a plant responds to our pruning cuts helps us to make good pruning decisions. This illustrated talk will cover the basic principles, help you avoid some common mistakes and hopefully clarify some confusions. With demonstrations of pruning techniques and a discussion of appropriate tools.
Speaker: Julie Henderson
Julie Henderson is an experienced professional gardener with a passion for pruning. Julie teaches workshops to adults and children at The University of Bristol Botanic Garden, and also on the RHS Level 3 Horticulture Certificate course. Her background includes working as a Horticultural Researcher for BBC Gardeners’ World and as a Tour Guide at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.