Synopsis by Alice Day
The importance of correct pruning techniques is illustrated in this video, as garden show host and author Ed Hume shows how it's done. The array of pruning tools can be bewildering to the novice gardener, and Hume explains the difference between styles of hand pruners, lopping shears, and saws. Timing of pruning is crucial for certain plants, and cutting them back at the wrong time of year can be harmful. Indiscriminate cutting is also incorrect, and Hume instructs in the right angles and placements for best results.
gardener, lawn-care, plants [botany], pruning