Many of us think that deciduous shrubs and plants need to be cut as regularly as fruit trees and shrubs. However, this is not the case. In fact, there is only one reason why deciduous trees and shrubs need to be pruned, and that is to help keep the plant alive for longer, young and blooming abundantly. Pruning should not restrict the growth of the tree or shrub (only formed hedges are an exception), on the contrary, it should serve to stimulate it, while maintaining its natural form. In very rare cases, we use rejuvenation pruning, which aims to stimulate the plant to life.
The hedge is the best fence you can dream of. It not only protects you from curious people, but also from dust, fumes and wind, while giving shelter to birds. That’s why it’s good to know how to prune hedges. In addition, the green walls can be an original decoration, provide a background for flowering bushes and perennials, divide the garden into interiors, emphasize paths and passages, surround herbal gardens, create mazes.
Even before planting the hedge you have to decide what role it should play: whether it should be high or low, whether it can be wide or rather narrow, and whether you want it to be green all year round or blooming from spring to autumn.
Standing by the bush with a pruning shear in your hand, you probably sometimes feel nervous because you don’t know where you should cut off or just shorten this or that branch. You will become more confident when you answer the question: why do we prune plants?
Whether to make it bloom better or to make it not so big, not so dense, or maybe the opposite: to make it thicker as quickly as possible? Prunning can both reduce size and cause growth, so if you don’t want to get angry and harm the plant, think about it for a while.
Before you get into the thicket of rose bushes with a secateurs in your hand, think carefully about which group a given rose belongs to, because not all of them are cut equally. Another cut is required for large-flowered roses, a completely different climbing rose that blooms once a year, and yet another for climbing roses that repeat flowering. To make it easier for you to learn how to cut, remember some general rules for cutting roses.
The basic cutting of roses is always done in spring, not too early; a good date is the moment of forsythia flowering (early April). In autumn, we can only remove the blooming flowers.
Roses (Rosa) are shrubs belonging to the Rosaceae family. They are one of the most popular garden shrubs and at the same time one of the oldest ornamental plants – they have been cultivated for almost 5000 years. In the world there are over 200 wild rose species and about 20 thousand noble varieties.
The popularity of roses consists of many features – beautiful flowers, sweet scent and long flowering period. Not without reason the rose is considered the queen of flowers! The variety of forms and colors of roses makes it possible for everyone to find something for themselves. Let’s take a look at climbing, ground cover and miniature roses.