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Tip: Pruning vines




When you prune, be sure to do the following:
Cut to healthy wood if removing dead, diseased, or damaged growth.
Cut back to a lateral shoot or bud.
Cut to a bud or stem that is pointing in the direction you want the vine to go.
Cut cleanly and don’t leave a stub, which is an invitation to bugs and diseases.
Pruning mature vines can be difficult, because their long stems become tangled. Don’t be tempted to yank. Instead, prune one stem section at a time until you’ve cut out all you want to remove. Check out this very informative site:
http://www.bbg.org/gar2/topics/sustainable/handbooks/pruningtrees/

A query you could have is if you have a large orange trumpet vine, should those vines be cut back to the trellis ?
You can prune trumpet vine anytime. You could probably cut back to 1/2 or 3/4 of the trellis height and still have lots of growth next year.. Here’s a nice website about your trumpet vine:
http://www.beginner-gardening.com/trumpetvine.html





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