crazyflower


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Pruning a wisteria

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 19:18

Thanks a lot, will do.

Pruning a wisteria

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 17:46

Thanks for advice, you've both told me cut it in different places, I've taken a new pic showing a new shoot growing, should I cut it above that and hope that I get more shoots growing from the bottom? Then I could cut it down further if new shoots start to grow above the roots. It was supported a bit but the metal support fell down and the wisteria! It isn't my wall, its neighbours garage so didn't want to start putting screws in it, but I've got a new neighbour now and he said I could but I may get some posts put in and wires. The base of the wisteria would be hidden by shrubs.


I've just looked at that bit that's damaged, there's a few small creepy crawlers in it, should I saw it off or 'bandage it up', is it Bordeaux powder I put on?


I've read that u can take cuttings from wisterias, is it worth it? Do u get good flowering? Incase this doesn't survive. 


How old is that wisteria Doghouse? Lovely, pity I didn't train it like that.

Pruning a wisteria

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 14:04


Hi Dove, I've just taken a photo of it, hope it's uploaded ok, u can see my problem, I think it's grafted isn't it? It flowered within a year or so and has flowered well every year but its in a difficult place to get to and it was just left to do its own thing, which is very wrong of me.

Pruning a wisteria

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 13:35

I've had my Wisteria about 7 years but it wasn't trained properly,  I would like to cut it almost to the ground, I have read on the internet that you can do this though I will lose a few years of flowers. Is this true, can I cut it right back to the ground? It said this is the right time to do it.  Or how far back do u think I should cut it, I don't mind losing a few years of flowers, it needs to be retrained. Thanks.

I built a cat toilet

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 13:12

Cats cute! Ha ha! That's a joke. I've just got a load of a cute cats diarrhoea in middle of my raspberry patch, it's stinks the whole garden out, is that cute? Not for me it isn't, I have to cover my nose, pick it up somehow without getting it over spade etc and deposit it in a plastic bag.

THAT ISN'T CUTE! IT MAKES ME WANT TO VOMIT. SICK OF ALL YOUR CATS!

Grrrr homebase violas

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 16:39

I bought a tray of pansies few weeks ago from a garden centre and they have developed bad leaf spot, I've been spraying them with fungicide, I've  thrown one away that's died, think the others will b the same. I've bought quite a few pansies/violas over the years they've never been like this.

When to stop picking rhubarb

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 21:57

Oops, I picked some last month, didn't know u shouldnt pick it. It's only a few years old, so its only just at a decent size, just presumed u pick it as its been growing so fast, but it dies down and feeds itself for next year then, now I know. I'll get some manure for mine, it had better grow as fast early next year!

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 13:48

I also live 20 miles from Manchester and had a bishop of landaff left in garden for a few years, not had very bad winters so prob why it's still alive, still only buds on it tho, I'll give it some soluble plant food today see if it will flower.

Groupon voucher for Wyevale

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 16:58

Yes, not all their garden centres are included.

Groupon voucher for Wyevale

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 14:34

Just letting u know about this offer, people have mentioned offers on here before so its not against the rules, is it. I've just bought one, so a nice trip out soon. Has anyone bought this voucher or will buy it? I've had vouchers from Groupon before, the goods u have to be careful with. What do people think of the these types of vouchers?

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