Tree Peonies and Hydrangea Vine

(Question)

How and when can I prune my tree peony. It has branches laying on the ground and looks very sloppy.
My hydrangea vine has been in the ground well over five years and has never bloomed. It looks as healthy as can be.
Thanks you for much needed help.
Mary Ann Tarantola

(Answer)

Thank you for contacting Toronto Master Gardeners.

For your tree peony, you may remove any dead, straggly and weak wood this fall, by cutting back to a healthy, outward-facing shoot or bud. Next spring you may need to improve the overall shape. We recommend that you have a look at this good video on how to properly prune your tree peony.

For your climbing hydrangea, we refer you to this excellent article already published on our website:

Good luck