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My 25 year old jasmine officinale grows against a wall (part of a garage) which my neighbour is knocking down and replacing with a garden studio made of wood. Whilst the new building is being erected I would like the jasmine to survive. How severely can I prune it before the wall is knocked down and is there anything I should be aware of when pruning it.
Once the new structure is up what structure do you recommend that I should use against the new garden studio so that it does not damage the new wall. With many thanks
You can prune this drastically back....something I have done to rejuvenate it. I would prune back to sturdy self standing framework or hard back and lean it away from the wall until rebuilt.
I would use galvanised wires and screw in eyes. are you allowed to do that to the new wall? You won't need more than 3 or 4 wires.
After attaching to framework I would apply a generous granular feed.
Totally agree with Verdun
If your neighbour doesn't want you to put screw in eyes and wires on the new wall, then I'd put up a couple of posts and a trellis panel a few inches your side of the boundary, a bit like this
but maybe not as big
Dove, dove dove. That's far too small. Pepper's wall is a lot bigger than 4cm....doh! You will need hundreds of those.
You too crack me up
You are quick and very helpful. Could I prune it back to as much as two feet from the ground.
On the existing wall I used galvanised wires and screws which worked extremely well. Now that the replacement wall is wood the neighbour may not be keen on that approach so the trellis option looks the best best. Are there any particular suppliers for trellis that you would recommend.
With many thanks
Yes you can prune it that much
Oh, I assumed a new wall.....as in concrete.
Best to go to b & q, etc. and just see what style you like. Maybe you could have a word with your neighbour and see if a lightweight galvanised wire set up would be acceptable...?
Many thanks for your input and I will check out b&q when the time comes.
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