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Pruning shrubs for dramatic foliage

Duration: 01:49

Elders can be pruned hard in early spring to encourage vigorous new shoots with dramatic leaf size and colour. Prune last year’s growth to within a couple of buds of older wood. This technique can be used on many other shrubs including purple hazel and smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria).

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Gardeners' World 2013, Episode 1

1/31 Monty Don reveals the changes he has made to his garden over the winter.

First broadcast: 08 Mar 2013

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