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Late Winter Pruning Wisteria

Late Winter Pruning Wisteria

Late Winter Pruning Wisteria

Yesterday was the highest recorded temperature for February, and today the good weather has continued. Gardening in the sunshine is always a joy, but even more so when working in the garden of a beautiful Georgian property.

Our customer’s Wisteria hadn’t be pruned for a few years and needed cutting back. We cut back the whippy new growth in August, and were waiting for late winter to do the second prune. Luckily, we had a perfect dry day for it!

The Wisteria had grown half way up the first floor window, which doesn’t look too bad during the winter, but in the summer during full growth it was getting out of control. We wanted to cut it back to the bottom of the window sill, so that it didn’t climb too far up the house, to enable us to prune it in the future.

During our pruning session we also did a general garden tidy. Wisteria produce a lot of leaves, so there was much sweeping, edging the lawn, weeding and cutting back dead perennial top growth. It’s so nice to see new perennial shoots popping up along with daffodils and crocus’. I was also delighted to see the Daphne odora ‘aureomarginata,’ which we planted last spring, flowering – and smelling wonderfully fragrant…

If you would like us to come and help with any out of control climbers that might need some tender loving care, please drop us a line! Click the link to book us for a Free consultation: https://www.secretgardenweb.co.uk/free-garden-consultation/