I know I don't do this until the spring, but how do you prune winter jasmine?
I know it isn't the right time of year to prune a winter flowering Jasmine, but since mine has started flowering I am even more confused about how to prune it. I have searched and searched online but when I do find anything about pruning there is such conflicting information. Hopefully there will be picture below. I am trying to keep the Jasmine trained flatish against the shed. I thought what I had to do was create a network of branches and then sideshoots /laterals came off the those branches and they would be the stems that would have flowers on. Then in the spring I cut those sideshoots to within two or three pairs of buds of the main branch whilst leaving the framework intact. However, mine is flowering all the way along what I would say is the main framework?? Is this because my plant is very young and therefore not developed its laterals? Do I therefore (in the spring) need to prune the unbranched stems to a pair of buds to create laterals and then having done that once, in future years I just leave the framework in place with the laterals then flowering rather than what currently looks like the main stems flowering? If this makes any sense? What I don't want to end up with is an untidy birds nest of tangled growth. I know I don't have to do any of this until the spring, but as I watched the flowers opening, I realised I still didn't understand the fundamentals of Winter Jasmine pruning.