How to prune a gooseberry bush – Top tips to maintain a perfect garden


    From the second year, bush plants should be pruned each year around mid-June to July.

    Shorten the current season’s growth back to five leaves, aside from branches required for the main framework of the plant.

    The pruning should not remove any fruit as fruit tends to develop mainly on older wood, ratchet than the current season’s growth.

    During the winter period, bush plants should be pruned again – with all dead wood and low-lying shoots removed.

    You should then spur prune all side shoots by cutting them back to one to three buds from the base.

    Shorten branch tips by one quarter before cutting a suitable outward-facing bud.


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