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Frugal pruning hints

by Diane - August 29th, 2012.
Filed under: General Gardening.

when you prune trees or shrubs if you have lots of long pieces of stem to cut out then keep them to one side. You can use them to make plant supports and frames. Let them dry stood up in a corner of the garden – don’t use them fresh as some plants will grow from having stalks pushed in the ground.

This means you have free canes!
Plants like buddhleia are good for cutting canes from.
You could easily get several crops of sticks from one tree. If you want thicker sticks then leave the tree to grow more.

Look after your garden tools well especially those you use for cutting. Clean and oil after use if they need it and don’t leave tools in the rain!