Thursday, 31 July 2014

Giving The Wisteria A Summer Prune

The many wisteria in the college gardens are pruned twice a year, summer and winter. Having provided a wonderful display of flowers in May, see blog entry for the 16th 'Worcester's Wisteria', it is time for the summer prune.

The plants are putting all their energy in to growth, producing long, wispy shoots, a number of which have found their way in through windows. Ali and Callum spent the day pruning this young, rampant growth on two of the wisteria, bringing them back under control, for the time being. The long shoots were cut back to five to six leaves, any further shoots that grow will be cut back in the winter prune in January.

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