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When is the best time to prune my fig tree? The Sun (2016)It is pruning back its store opening programme. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Plant in full sun and prune back to 15cm above the ground in winter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)How and when should I prune my standard roses? The Sun (2016)It is cutting staff and pruning its branch network. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can then go back in spring and prune heavily. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Practical advice on pruning trees and treating different diseases. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The young stems of walnut are hollow and will often die back if pruned in winter. The Sun (2011)We did not prune his roses but we mowed the grass and things like that. The Sun (2014)It took six years to grow and prune two conifers into the shape. The Sun (2010)Do some lilac pruning as you cut blooms for indoors. The Sun (2016)These colours can usually be intensified by hard pruning each spring. Winter Garden Glory (1993)So they are pruning back prices and have some great bargains. The Sun (2008)Hard pruning in winter removes most of the future flower buds and no blooms follow that season. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The gardener prunes his best roses with most care. Christianity Today (2000)Any pruning cuts should heal very quickly. The Sun (2011)She shows him how to use the washing machine and then goes out to prune his fruit trees. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You can minimise the risk of subsidence by pruning trees close to the house and regularly clearing gutters and drains. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In fact, pruning now means that the wound has healed before the sap rises in spring. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Easy to grow and prune, they add lashings of colour throughout spring and summer. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These need a light prune in early spring, to maintain size and shape. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Do not prune plum, cherry or other stone fruit trees now or you may let diseases in. Times, Sunday Times (2015)WHEN is the best time to prune my plum tree? The Sun (2014)Summer pruning is done now to keep the plant tidy and help to improve the flowering, with a second prune in the winter. The Sun (2014)Made by drying fresh plums, prunes are great for a family of dark purple antioxidant pigments, thought to help the flow of blood and oxygen. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'prune'
British English: prune /pruːn/ NOUN
A prune is a dried plum.
- American English: prune
- Arabic: بَرْقُوقٌ مُجَفَّفٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ameixa seca
- Chinese: 梅干
- Croatian: suha šljiva
- Czech: sušená švestka
- Danish: sveske
- Dutch: gedroogde pruim
- European Spanish: ciruela pasa
- Finnish: kuivattu luumu
- French: pruneau
- German: Backpflaume
- Greek: ξερό δαμάσκηνο
- Italian: prugna secca
- Japanese: プルーン
- Korean: 말린 자두
- Norwegian: sviske
- Polish: suszona śliwka
- European Portuguese: ameixa seca
- Romanian: prună uscată
- Russian: чернослив
- Spanish: ciruela pasa
- Swedish: katrinplommon
- Thai: พลัมแห้ง
- Turkish: kuru erik
- Ukrainian: чорнослив
- Vietnamese: mận khô
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