I say questions as I have a few but for the moment will start with one! I know we have some wonderful, experienced gardeners on here!
I’ve been trying my hand at a potager with varying degrees of success (mainly weed issues and poor watering on my part, to be honest I went to big too soon after a good first year!). We also have an established garden of bushes, trees etc. The last 2 years I did nothing between covid ennui and the death of my sister last spring. Feeling much better this year and keen to get things back in order!
So question 1. I’ve got a few of those bushes with the red berries on them (white flowers in summer). Every time I’ve gone to prune them they have had berries or flowers. As a result they are all now big and out of control! Didn’t want to take food from birds ect. The berries are now dying off. Is it a good time to cut them back? How hard can I be?