. . . and days get shorter, much shorter, and gloomier, it becomes imperative to cut back the masses of growth on the pergola just outside the kitchen window, so that we can make the most of the available daylight (as well as clearing a great big jumbled mess and to encourage stronger growth in the spring).
The process took a while, as several attempts were needed, but its done now . . .
. . . and, although it looks fairly drastic, the jasmine and the wisteria will benefit from the haircut and grow stronger next spring, plus we have daylight in the kitchen.