Cutting Back a Standard

 


Pink Fantasia Quarter
Standard before cutting,


allow the compost to dry out slightly, so that the sap doesn't drip from the cut branches.


The head is reduced by one third


Try and achieve a balanced shape,



do not hurry this cutting back, you can take off but cannot put back.



When the Standard is reduced,


proceed to take off the leaves


This cutting back technique
is exactly the same as for a bush that you intend growing on in the following year.




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Once all the leaves are off, spray everything with insecticide and fungicide.