Recently in ‘The Irish Garden’ I saw a recommendation to prune a daphne. I had always believed any cutting of a daphne was wrong, even cutting flowers. Please advise, should I prune daphnes now? Thanks and happy new year.
No shrub needs to be pruned of necessity and daphne is the same, but the necessity is very unlikely with daphne as these are generally relatively small shrubs, well-behaved and easily accommodated. But untidy, or poorly placed, growth can be taken off in early spring, or not, by choice.