Gardening Tips – June

Managing your Wisteria
During early summer our beautiful established Wisteria flowers along the length of the ramp to the Bride’s Room filling the air with it’s delicate perfume.

To encourage flowering next year and control otherwise vigorous growth, our Head Gardener Alun cuts back the whippy green shoots of the current years’ growth after flowering. To cut the right amount off, you measure back down the stem until you get to a shoot with to five or six leaves.

The removal of growth in summer allows improved air circulation and more light in, encouraging better ripening of the wood and increasing next years’ flowers