BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Masterclass (On-Demand): Perfect Your Pruning in Summer (2 of 3)

**Please note, this Masterclass was originally aired live in July 2022, this On-Demand class is the recorded session.**

Summer pruning is an often overlooked task, but cutting back plants in summer has a host of benefits, not least in helping to restrict the size of your plants and stopping them outgrowing their allotted space, as well as promoting future flowering and fruiting.

Discover how to take the headache out of pruning to get the best results from the plants in your garden in part two of a three part online Masterclass series, plus live Q&A with Associate Editor, David Hurrion.
  • Hobbies & interests
  • How summer pruning helps promote more flowers and fruit
  • Ways to trim and shape plants in summer for decorative effects
  • Where to make the right cuts during the growing season
  • How to prune so that cuts will heal quickly and efficiently without leading to dieback
  • The benefits of summer pruning for reducing their water requirement in hot, dry weather
  • How pruning back soft growth in summer helps to limit pests and disease problems
  • Tips and advice on cutting hedges and trimming topiary in summer
  • Which fruit trees and bushes to summer prune for bumper crops and to improve the quality of the harvest
  • Why thinning and trimming during the growing season makes the best use of the natural resources of plants
  • The importance of deadheading during and after flowering
  • Easy ways to prune rambling roses to keep growth in check and maximise flowering
  • Pre-recorded audience Q&A with David Hurrion
  • Categories:
    • Hobbies & interests
  • Price: £7.50
  • Language: English
  • Who can attend? Everyone
  • Dial-in available? (listen only): Not available.
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