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I usually make teepee with bamboo canes - then they wind their way up by themselves and look fantastic
(I've been told off for calling the cane structure a wigwam - apparently a wigwam is a domed shelter covered with animal skins )
some sort of mesh they don't like being transplanted and are not as tough as there sister plant bindweed.
Who told you off Dove? I always call it a wigwam and they are also advertised as a wigwam!! It's a wigwam without the cover
Anyway back to OP, I have just sown my Morning Glory John and was wondering the same. I'm definitely not mixing in with my sweet peas though and was thinking of doing them up netting against the fence, but now I've read Dove's post I might put them up a wigwam too Maybe a wigwam in a big planter on the patio area With Poached Egg Plant at the bottom to feed the invisible Indians......I'm being silly now LOL
OL, it was a friend who knows about these things - and once she pointed it out I remembered reading about the difference a long time ago - there's info on here http://www.ask.com/question/what-is-the-difference-between-a-wigwam-and-a-teepee .
I find that Morning Glory happily wind their way up canes without any need for netting etc as they have a similar climbing habit to runner beans rather than using tendrils like peas.
Lets just say you make a tent for your morning glory.
Canes tied together at the top
I did actually just google wigwam and the proper definition is correct, as Dove said, however (and this is what confused me!) children's 'tents' advertised as wigwams are what we know as wigwams, so in effect the companies making these 'wigwmans' are teaching us wrong from an early age......no wonder we are all confuzzled!!!!
I'm not sure on that one John but I'm hoping it's sun as my garden gets sun all day when it's out
Wigwams all round then I am definitely putting mine in a huge pot I have so they will have lots of room.
A bit of mid-day shade is good, because it sometimes allows the flowers to last more than 1 day.
I am sure you know this but it is too early to be planting them outside, as they are very cold sensitive. Even when they are inside being next to a cold window at night can damage the foliage. I dont plant them out till June.
If they are planted out too soon the leaves go white!!! Poor things, they look very poorly when that happens.
when I only had a tiny back yard I grew them in large pots of MPC up a cane structure (call it what you will ) - they were happiest shielded from the midday sun but can cope with it if they get plenty of water - they are thirsty.
Not only are they sensitive to cold but the slugs and snails love them, so provide really good protection from the minute they are planted. I often take the base and top off a plastic bottle and put that around them.
Going to train mine up a totem pole
I agree, don't even put them in an unheated greenhouse. The two trays I did that with are now all looking yellow and sad whereas the third tray which is still in our lounge are going mad.
Mine are in the GH inside bags, I thought I read they could go in the GH?? I'm sure one is starting to germinate too and only sowed them at weekend, but the temp hasn't gone below 6c this week.
I've brought them inside....silly me, hope I've not damaged them
I had some self seed in my tiny inner city yard - they'll probably survive OL, but they will sulk while it's not warm enough for them.
A but like me now then Dove