. . . for us is February 3rd, so yesterday was just a normal day, except that it was the first real opportunity this year for us to get out the back and do some work in the garden. I have been itching to do something to tidy up the really wild and overgrown wisteria on our pergola. Last autumn we cut it back really severely, but were still left with this:
so yesterday, armed with lopper, secateurs and a beer, we set to.
What I really wanted was a clean start, to get back to where I would be able to train it properly to cover the pergola and prune it for best flowering results. GM was under strict instructions as to where and where not to cut, and we ended up with just exactly what I wanted.
It may look a bit bare right now and still requires a little bit of fine tuning, but this stuff grows extremely quickly so I'm sure we'll have a few flowers and at least some shade this summer - watch this space.