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Better get that buddleia pruned quick Ryan, it will make better flowers this year if you do, unless, of course you want it 16 ft tall plus this years growth.
Thanks Lyn, will make sure it goes on the tp of my to-do list! How low shall I prune it?
I prune mine back to about knee height.
I had a buddleia in the garden I'm currently taming, and I cut it back very hard indeed, about a foot above the ground, and it's survived (I wasn't bothered if it did or not, it will need moving when we extend the garage). Didn't think to save the prunings to make wigwams, it all went into the green bin. Will have to save them next year.
I use a wigwam of bamboo canes, and then I wind a spiral of garden string around it, going right around each cane working my way to the top, leaving a gap between each spiral of about 8" - this gives the sweet peas something to wrap their tendrils around, as they don't twine like runner beans, and it also holds the wigwam firmly against strong winds.