Pruning Centre - Vision


The Pruning Center was created to give you fast answers. Yes, this entire site is about sharing my passion, years of experience and pruning knowledge. But, I know that there are those who don’t have the time to read up on a subject, or perhaps prefer to spend their time outdoors – something I can definitely relate to :). For you, I have created the Pruning Center. So you can ask a quick question and receive a direct and focused answer. Quickly and easily.

I would also like to assure you that although the site is primarily focused on pruning, I am well aware that pruning is only one part of your plants' needs in terms of health, growth and design. So, wherever possible, I will be happy to provide additional information and a more holistic approach to your plant queries through the pruning center.

I would also like to reassure you that if I think your plants may be sick, I promise to tell you. If I think you have been a little too enthusiastic in your pruning, or it’s the wrong season to prune, I’ll tell you that too. If you’re here looking for information on house plants, I’m afraid I’m not an expert. But I know of a great site that I am happy to recommend.

Finally, (and I have said this before) there will be times when, for a thousand different reasons you may not have gotten the results you were hoping for. It's OK, no one is to blame. There are pests, diseases, and weather – and we can’t control them all. I do promise however that, as in life, if you go forth and prune you will learn and grow from every experience. just like you, I’m here to learn too, so if you have interesting information or tips – feel free to send them my way, (use the Pruning Center). I promise to spread the word, and give you the credit.

Happy pruning!

What Others Are Asking

Apparently there are lots of people out there scared to prune their plants. Worried about 'cutting it wrong'. Well, the great thing about pruning is that although you can’t re-attach what you've cut – you do know it will regrow, so you can't go wrong. And if you can't go wrong, you have nothing to fear!

Besides, we're right here... holding your pruners with you.


May 25, 2017

shrub removal

shrub removal - Of course having a gardener do it is easier, but getting down and dirty is more fun and will give you loads of satisfaction. You can DIY the removal of old shrubs!

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May 19, 2017

vertical herb garden

vertical herb garden - on this specific garden, drainage is more important than pruning. Lets do both.

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May 06, 2017

pruning angelonia

Pruning angelonia - Dear Hui It seems like the final stage of the flower’s life cycle. What you should do now is cut and remove those purple-blue dry flower clusters.

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Apr 24, 2017

pruning clematis

pruning clematis - Although the right thing to do is prune in the fall, maintenance pruning will allow your clematis look good this season too.

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Apr 12, 2017

pruning rhododendron

pruning rhododendron - these slow growers need to be pruned gently. So go slow and steady, prune over a couple of seasons and see how he responds

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Apr 10, 2017

pruning salvia mexicana

pruning salvia mexicana - This is a classic case of pruning making a beautiful plant even more beautiful. Just keep an eye on the amount of water your give it.

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Apr 07, 2017

Old apple tree pruning advice

apple tree pruning advice I think that in this case your stunning apple tree could probably give me some good advice. It looks mature and healthy and happy, and I promise to help you maintain that

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Apr 07, 2017

pruning camellias

pruning camellias - Pruning is always good, especially with a camillia as healthy as yours. Prune it for growth, bloom or a change of design.

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Apr 04, 2017

pruning plum trees

pruning plum trees - Few things are more romantic and stunningly beautiful as naked trees. At that height, age and stature your plum trees are truly ornamental. Now you just need the plums back.

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Mar 26, 2017

vertical-shrubs pruning

shrubs pruning is good and right, but if your shrubs are naturally slow... well, we must respect their natural anatomy too.

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Mar 23, 2017

Pruning Hydrangea

Pruning Hydrangea - Besides the fact that these plants don't really need too much pruning, they can still be made to look even better and healthier if you do prune them right.

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Mar 21, 2017

Orange Tree Pruning

Orange Tree Pruning - Although you have great looking trees, they do look like they haven't been pruned in a while. I believe that doing so will allow them to reach their real potential.

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Mar 18, 2017

Pruning Azaleas

pruning azaleas, you can't see this shrub and not fall in love with it. It's kind of a multi purposes shrub that always delivers beautiful bloom, -

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Mar 18, 2017

Apple Tree Pruning

Apple Tree Pruning - You have a beautiful tall Apple tree, but I fear you are missing out on the best part of having a fruit tree.

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Mar 14, 2017

Lemon Tree Pruning

Lemon Tree Pruning - The problem with your fine young tree is that it's 4-5 years old and no longer so young... I've presented arguments for and against pruning - now it's up to you.

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Fruit trees

Reason for clementine hard pruning Hello A friend of mine who is a gardner for many years told me that the best time to prune a tree fruit is at the beginning of winter. Is that right? …

How should i prune my avocado? This is my Avocado.It is about 5 years old but is a bought Tree.It grows well in the Summer with a virtually constant water drip.It only gets Sun for about …

why dose my orange tree look half dead?  
Hi again.. I would like to know what to do with my 4 years old Orange tree. It looks like it does not grow well - how should I prune it and when?

How & When to prune my orange tree ? Dear Mili, thank you for asking. orange (citrus) trees are easy to maintain, in fact some people said that there is no reason pruning them what so ever. …

pruning dwarf citrus tree  I have a small orange plant which never looks overly healthy. When and how should I prune and what is the best watering regime? Thanks

pruning dwarf citrus tree  I have a small orange plant which never looks overly healthy. When and how should I prune and what is the best watering regime? Thanks

Deciduous Fruit Trees

Should i prune my cherimoya tree? This is a Cherimoya 4 years old grown from seed.I have never had Flowers and maybe it will not fruit as it is seed grown.I live on the costa Blanca in …

should i prune my plum tree?  Hi, I have a question about my Plum tree - should I prune it at all? and if so, when and how? Please see the photo attached (sorry about the quality...). …

How do you prune peach trees ? Hi, I'm interested to know how to prune our peach tree. Thanks!

Shrubs

How to prune a broken rose? our rose had broken 8 weeks ago as a result of a bad weather. can i prune him for recovery? if so, how and where exactly should i prune? Naama

How should i prune my rose bush?  Hi Erez thank you for sharing, you can find all about it and more at : http://www.handpruning.com/pruning-rose-bushes.html. mean while ill provide

Should i prune my pentas before planting? Hi Eyal, we just bought a new young pentas plant, should we prune him before planting? will it help the plant with new growth? thank you, Erez.

How and when to prune my herb plant Hi, i would like to know how and when to prune the Herb attached below. Thank you Hila

Need some help with my bougainvillea Eyal hi, my bougainvillea looks bad. should i prune here? for better recovery? its been like that for the last 6 years. thank you Adva Hi …

Climbers

How sould i prune my grape vine?  Dear Sami, You haven't sent me a picture so ive added my own, hope it would help. When to prune ? generally speaking you can prune all most all …

how to prune grape vines How should I prune my grapevine?

Others 

How to prune my dead ficus ? is he dead ? 

Hi, Please help - to prune or not to prune?? The tree in the middle looks half dead... there are some new leaves coming out at the top... but how will …

Pruning house plants  
I have a black thumb. How do I prune this plant - it is dying anyway-so why should I bother.

Providing general guidelines on 'how to prune' any kind of plant is important, but there are plants, and there is YOUR plant. So despite there being loads of information on this site, I also provide specific and personalized support. If something wasn't clear, or you're not sure of your plant's name, simply send me a picture with your question. Use the form below and I'll get back to you. In the mean time, see what others are asking. 



5 Tips On How To Choose Your Pruning Shears

Yes I know, choosing pruning shears from among the thousands out there is…confusing. But if they are comfortable enough for my 16 year old daughter and my 92 year old grandma – then I’m happy to recommend them...


Here is a list of my favorite pruning shears

All tried and tested by myself and my loved ones!