Pruning the Wisteria. There are 3 in this garden, all very established plants that flower well and grow like monsters. One is trained up the front of the house, one trained as a hedge (much like at Sissinghurst), and one trained up a post on the pergola in the shape of a tree.
Wisteria needs pruning twice a year, in the summer and winter.
Last year, when I didn’t prune one of the Wisterias as we simply ran out of time, the flowers and the leaves came together. The reason for pruning now is that a flowering spur also contains leaf buds. By pruning the spur back to 2 buds now should promote flowering before leaf growth.
We shall see.