Somerset, United Kingdom
Pruning help please! Hello, I've recently moved to a new house. In the garden are some bushes that have been "bun-pruned" - presumably with an electric hedge trimmer. I don't like this style of pruning. Is it possible to gradually (or even drastically) change the shape of the bushes to a more natural, airy shape? When should I do any pruning to shape them, and how? Some of the bushes had to be cut back a few weeks ago to improve visibility reversing out of the driveway.
I don't know what most of the bushes are (could be forsythia, philadelphus) There's a Viburnum bodnantense that's too big and a Magnolia stellata that I particularly would like to rescue/ reshape.
Thanks, more questions to come....
- 17 Feb, 2012