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By Bebelka

United Kingdom Gb

I would like to tidy up my garden for the summer; Will it be ok to chop back all the branches ect at this time of year?



Hi Bebelka and welcome to GoY. It really depends on what you want to cut the branches back on and where you live. Winter is not anywhere near over, if you can tell us what you would like to cut back and the area of the UK you live in we can help more.

5 Feb, 2011


As a general answer, I would say it's too early. Pruning makes plants start to grow again and we're still very likely to get more very cold weather that would kill off the new growth.

5 Feb, 2011


If you prune many shrubs before flowering they won't flower this year.

If you can tell us what you've got we can tell you when to prune

5 Feb, 2011

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