Narcissus ‘Tete a Tete’
Subtraction: Cut back dogwoods and willows, either by removing everything to ground level, or if you feel this is a bit too drastic, renew the plant by taking one third of the oldest (most branched) growth down to the ground. This will encourage the growth of a mass of thin, shiny, colourful, new shoots. You can do the same thing to hydrangeas, take out the oldest growth to let light and air into the shrub, but leave a good framework to bear flowers this year. Fruiting blueberries can be treated in this way too. Prune roses just as they come into leaf, hopefully this will happen during this month, dependent on the weather. Trim back lavenders, taking care not to cut into old wood as they tend to regenerate only from the newer growth.