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Nothing wrong with those, top growth has just become a bit heavy for them, some I planted early look exactly the same, the bulbs will still be growing and the weather has been so hot they may be ripening early. I really wouldn't worry.
I've had no problems, all bought from wilko onions everywhere.
Depends on how big the elders are. Aphids and blackfly love elder as it's so easy to feed from. Anything like roses will be easy targets if nearby. You can spray with soapy water or go down the natural route and buy in some ladybird and lacewing larvae and ladybirds which are available online. I think I'd start with the soapy water then when the insects arrive let them get on with it. Or as a last resort cut down the elder.
I'd go with option one, a single stem leading up to the main show above. I'd also seal the exterior of the drilled holes with a waterproof exterior sealant to prevent water getting behind the render. You could add a clematis to hide the stem of the Wisteria, or leave it au natural with trimmed shoots from the Wisteria.
Mine which have been well watered, luckily, are looking great. Some top growth has flopped, but they are growing dramatically. One or two are small and getting their skin, but the rest are doing ok.
Can you take a picture of the whole plant nibblets please, need to see more.
That looks to be painted pebbledash. You would have to be very careful as pebbledash has a tendancy to come away from the brickwork when the surface is broken. Water will get behind the exterior, which degrades the grip on the brickwork below. I've seen it done successfully using drilled holes larger than needed and with cemented anchors to hold the wire needed. Personally I'd be wary of it. Most anchoring is done straight into brickwork for something heavy like Wisteria. I'd go for a large climbing rose instead, as they aren't as heavy.
You seem to have three stems there peanuts, cut them back to a leaf axil just below the the bushy growth below. New growth will come from the cuts.
Snails or slugs by the sound of it.