I started the other day: hand pruning the Mugo pines by cutting off the new candles midway down. I didn't do it so well the past few years and my -now- small trees are spreading more than I like. So just started snipping and finished 3/4 of one and will get them both done this weekend. Just a bit tedious, but not difficult.
You can see how large I let this one grow, but it is off to the side and is fine for now, although visually it takes up space. The other one has stayed about a third of this size.
oh. and that is my favorite cat waiting for some poor unsuspecting birdie. Handyman and I call him "Bob", the kids call him "Assassinator". My favorite cat ever (I'm more of a 'dog' person). He has so much gumption and personality, but is slightly more scared of things since the time we got him "fixed"- didn't trust people so much after that. heh.
All about pruning your mugo pines, from earlier posting.
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