Is it a good idea to prune just before flowertime
Yes that’s a good time to do it. If you need to do a little more trimming during flower you should wait until after the stretch.
You don’t want your plant wasting energy on buds that will disappear when your drying them. Anything leaf that gets light I leave , anything that doesn’t is gone. How much you remove is something you need to learn on what you like and don’t like. But Don’t listen to me i’m a Clown
Thanks I appreciate the info