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Wisteria - should I plant now ??

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 11:27

Have just visited my local Wyvale and they were selling all their wisteria 50% off, and could not resist buying one for the front of my house.  Shall I plant it now or should I keep it til autumn or even next spring.  Should I repot it on to a bigger pot if not planting now?


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 11:01

If it is in a pot and has been for a few years then maybe it needs repotting and some fresh compost.  Clematis are hungry plants and need feed.  Tomato feed is the  best to use but they will also deplete the compost in the pot of nutrients and will need repotting.  I have one that has had similiar probs and I spoke with my local clematis nursery (Thorncroft Nursery in Norfolk) and they suggested I repot.  You could send them a pic of your prob and I am sure they would be happy to help.

The best time to repot is Feb time.


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 09:41

I too have seen quite a few dead bees and like one of the previous posts, actually on the flowers, ie cosmos.  On a positive note, have had loads of bees in the garden this year - they love the cosmos at this time of the year.



Posted: 17/08/2013 at 08:39

Thank you ltalophie - I will give it a feed of rose fertiliser.


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 11:54

I use a mulch in spring and autumn - I feed the garden plants with miracle grow during the growing season to give them a boost.


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 10:31

My star jasmine is not flowering this year, it is looking very healthy and has put on lots of growth but has no flowers at all.  Normally I get some flowers - not loads - but the ones I do get have a very strong scent.  Am missing it this year

Does anyone have any idea why no flowers this year ?


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 12:18

Really lovely Mrs Garden, it is so good to take before and after pics so you can look back and appreciate all the hard work you have done.

Well done


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 10:29

I am just loving this series of GW.  It seems to be more laid back and easy going than it used to be.  Monty walking around with his cuppa and Nigel following behind - just like a real garden.  It used to be more formal.  Maybe it is just me, I don't know but I am loving it and last nights was one of the best, 

Well done Monty and the team


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 10:27

I am in Suffolk and so far have not seen any ladybirds.  Lots of bees, butterflies, and other insects but no ladybirds.  Send a few my way please


Why won't my tomatoes ripen?

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 15:20

Never heard the banana trick before.  I will give it a go.  Do you just put it in the greenhouse by the tomatos and leave it there, and what about when it starts to go off, do you replace it or is that when it does its stuff.

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