The Brunnings Handy Hint... Pruning is normally carried out in July. In very cold areas wait until frosts have ceased. Pruning is essential in order to:
- Ensure blooms of high quality and good size
- Prolong the life of the plant
- Control the shape of the plant
Make sure the secateurs are clean to avoid bruising. Take out all dead wood. Make the cut just above the bud, pointing in the direction you desire the new shoot to grow.