The RHS provides a list of pruning groups to help amateur gardeners decide when and how too prune their plants. The groups listed below is adapted and simplified version to aid our design clients. Any planting plan provided after November 2022 lists the pruning group next to the suggested plant. This is to help our clients successfully establish they're gardens.
This is a group of shrubs that are trained onto walls or trellis. To maintain their size shape on or close to a wall they require annual care.
When to prune: After flowering has finished.
How to prune: Shorten side shoots to 2 or 3 buds from the main frame work and remove any growing towards the wall.