Posted: 20/10/2014 at 12:04
To achieve a bushier plant you need to cut it back to a pair of buds lower down the stem steve. The lower you go the bushier it will become. I'd have cut it down to 8 to 12 inches months ago. Cutting out the growing point will force it to produce new growth lower down. It will go dormant once we get the first frosts, and cutting now could let the frost into any new cut, so I'd put it to one side for now and in spring cut it back hard, feed it, and it will grow away next year.