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Pruning summer jasmine

Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,735
I have recently moved house and there is a very big jasminum officinale growing up the house, right up to the roof and around the guest room window. There are ants coming into the guest room and I think they could be climbing up the jasmine.

I have been reading about pruning and everyone says to prune after flowering, not at this time of year. I would like to prune it and lower the height as soon as possible. Would this harm it? Has anyone else pruned a summer flowering jasmine in winter? Thanks for advice.
Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,189
    I don't see why not @Busy-Lizzie, you may lose some flowers this year but that's a price worth paying if you can tame the plant now. Please don't go up any tall ladders though, get somebody in to do it for you.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,735
    Thank you @Lizzie27, for my one, but helpful, answer. The jasmine is now pruned, shorter and thinned out. I did have to go up a ladder though!
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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