When is the right time of year to prune? How much of the plant should be removed? Which tools should you use and what other factors influence the pruning process? For many plants, correct pruning is vital for the best flowers and fruit. For others, pruning can create a more pleasing shape, or prolong the life of a tree or shrub. Many gardeners approach pruning with some trepidation, but Plant Pruning A to Z demystifies the process and clearly describes the basics. There is also information on specific techniques for pruning fruit trees, hedges, shrubs and climbers. The comprehensive A to Z section gives concise information on the pruning of over 200 popular ornamental plants including a general plant description, when to prune, tips for encouraging flowers or new growth and propagation. With easy-to-access sections and tables of general pruning information, Plant Pruning A to Z is the ideal garden reference book for everyone who wants to make the most of their trees and shrubs.