Pruning ensures that your shrubs, trees and perennials bloom beautifully every year. Pruning is also very important for fruit trees, such as the apple tree, in order to maintain a good harvest. It is, however, a precision job, as each plant has its own particular pruning period. Furthermore, one plant requires more of the branch to be pruned than another. When pruning hydrangea, for instance, you must take into account the plant's old buds as well as the new buds. In short, there’s a lot to learn about pruning. Everything you need to know will be covered in this blog.