- Prune apples, pears and gooseberries by the end of February.
- Hard prune shrubs such as buddleia and winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering
- Thin out the branches of lilacs
- Prune roses, cutting back stems by a half to two thirds.
- Cut rambler stems that have flowered
- Prune hardy evergreen and deciduous hedges.
- Cut back the stems of salix and cornus to between 5cm and 15cm from the ground
- Cut autumn-fruiting raspberries back to ground level
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