Pruning a Wisteria

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December 

The Wisteria had been neglected and was looking over busy and congested

February

The trimming back begins with the aim of forming an elegant overall shape and creating as many future flower bearing spurs as possible. Something of a challenging task simply because of the size and extent of the Wisteria. Some of the more 'awkward' growths were removed in an attempt to make it 'flow' coherently around the iron framework. Eventually a pleasing, neatly trimmed shape began to appear.

April

By mid-April the flower buds had started to show and whether the pruning exercise had been a success would soon be revealed.

May

Finally the renovated Wisteria emerged in all it's glory, delightful with a really lovely spread of cascading bunches of flowers all around the iron framework.

Success !

 

December, before pruning
December, before pruning
February pruning
February pruning
February pruning continues
February pruning continues
April, buds are starting to really show
April, buds are starting to really show
May, the flowering starts
May, the flowering starts
May, cascades of flowers everywhere
May, cascades of flowers everywhere