The clock is ticking to give fruit bushes their annual prune. Many of the principles are the same as rose pruning: cut out dead, dying, diseased and weak stems to base.
The aim is to have an uncluttered centre so other stems might need thinning out too.
Gooseberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants usually crop best on stems that are two or three years old, so anything older can be removed.
Autumn fruiting raspberries couldn’t be easier: just cut down everything to the ground. Summer raspberries are best cut after fruiting.
For healthy plants and helpful advice head to Bridge Farm Plants at Corn Craft, Monks Eleigh.
Open 10am-4pm Weds-Sun.