When and how to prune back plants and shrubs is often seen as a bit of a nightmare.
Don’t be afraid – there are some simple rules to follow which will make it easy – and dare I say it, even fun. As it is autumn you only have to tackle those plants which benefit from a tidy up at this time of year. If you’re not sure a moment on google will put your mind at rest. basically there are just 5 types of plant to think about:
Cane and bush soft fruit: Blackcurrants, gooseberries, redcurrants and summer-fruiting raspberries.
Yew: tough, hardy yew can tolerate later pruning than most other hedging plants – so leave them to last. Yew will be fine with just one annual cut so do it in autumn and you will have crisp, sharp outlines all winter.