Good pruning is the secret to good gardening. It can almost appear as a mysterious art form that combines the plant welfare with its future development, without forgetting the overall aesthetics of the plant itself and the whole garden where the shrub is placed. From routine to formative pruning, all plants need some form of cutting back at some stage of their life. Sometimes it helps the plant to flower more. Sometimes it regenerates the whole shrub. Sometimes it's a simple control of shape and size. Whether it is just keeping topiary and hedges in check or dealing with more delicate specimens, like old wisterias or rambling roses, we know exactly when and what to cut.