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Gardening: ‘Make straight cuts’ when pruning the garden instead of slanted – here’s why


Evergreen plants have foliage that remains green and functional through more than one growing season, meaning sometimes they can get quite out of hand.

Tom Hilton, outdoor and indoor garden expert at National Greenhouse, said: “Evergreens are ideal for June pruning.

“If you prune them too early in the year, you risk damaging them further, as they will already be quite weak from frost damage.

“At the start of summertime is the best period for pruning, where you can work on their structure for successful growth and begin neatening them up by removing damaged and weakened stems.



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