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Winter Jasmin

What would be the best way to prune the Winter Jasmin now it's finished flowering. It's quite a tangle of stems and many ends are browned. I want to encourage as much flower for next year so do I go in hard, or just tidy up as best I can ?
By the way, I have appreciated the posts and replies recently made, it did seem to get very quiet for a while. Perhaps were too went into hibernation !

Comments (2)

  1. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    Hi Winifred, my regime for winter Jasmine is to treat it much as we treat climbing roses - prune it back to a "framework of older wood", preferably pruning it really hard: then through the summer it will produce a lot of nice fresh green stems, all of which should be carrying flowers the following winter.

    I try to retain the "highest" old woody stems as possible, so that you get a waterfall effect of the new shoots, which serves well in summer to cover up the nasty brown old stems, and gives a lovely effect the following year.

    So get out there and be cruel to it!

  2. Grower

    Winifred Field

    Many thanks Rachel.

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