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Wisteria advice

Posted: Yesterday at 14:14
Busy-Lizzie says:

I grew 3 from seed. Mine died  My friend's did really well and flowered after about 4 years then they moved house. My daughter's flowered after 6 years, now it's huge and they've just moved house.


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 That's promising, thanks for the reply. 

Wisteria advice

Posted: Yesterday at 10:07

any advice? I'm not sure if it's worth putting any effort into keeping it, and therefore chucking it out if it won't flower for many many years. 

Wisteria advice

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 10:00

My mum bought a Wisteria (9cm pot) and then gave it to me. She'd bought it from a supermarket for £4.


Since I didn't know much about Wisteria, I had a read about them online and found the best ones to buy are those grafted. I checked the plant and it's not a graft. So I contacted the supermarket to clarify and they replied it's from a cutting, so not grown from seed and not a graft. 


Any information, experience or advice with Wisteria plants grown from cuttings. I read that those from seed may not flower for 20 years and those on grafts are more reliable, so should I expect one that's from a cutting to be in between?


Any experience from people buying Wisteria bought from Supermarkets?


Many Thanks for reading

Info on moving a clump of irises

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 11:50
Thank you all for your replies. You have all given me food for thought. 
I was suprised where it's growing and how well it seems to be doing, as it's growing next to the base of a tree and the soil is fairly dry.
I might dig up half and put in a pot, and see how that goes, and not expect it to flower next year. Then leave the other in situ to examine the flowers next year, and make a dexcision about its fate next year. 
Thank you ALL once again. 

Info on moving a clump of irises

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 17:57

I love surprise plants. I've been in this house for six years and noticed each year sword like foliage kept sprouting up. And then this year, it flowered, I realised it was a yellow iris. However, I have different plans for the area they are growing in. I had planted Crocosmia in the area and they, the irises, are taking over. They are growing below a tree and the soil is fairly dry.


If they can be moved, I have a plan for them.


Is this time of year a good time to move them?


Do they fair well in pots?

Choisya ternata, how far to plant apart?

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 10:41

I've just bought two Choisya ternata. I want them to overlap comfortably and not to have any obvious gap. How far apart should I plant them?


The guide says they "can" spread 2.5m, but I've also seen they might only spread 1.5m.

Plant recommendations

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 14:57


Can anyone recommend a plant to put into these two containers?

Currently contains two buxus plants. When I moved in they were left behind. I hadn't a plan for them, so potted them in these containers. I want a change now.

Its the front garden and north facing. Shade for most of the day, especially during winter. A bit exposed to the wind, the street seems a channel for it in October, and I live in the north east of England. Would like something evergreen or something interesting in the winter.

I had thought about sarcococca confusa.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks for reading 

 

 

Lawn Aerator Shoes

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 07:53

My lawn feels hard and lumpy.  Would the aeration and adding the sharp sand help a compacted lawn.

Lawn Aerator Shoes

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 17:39

Thanks, I've had a read. Conclusion, spikes don't go down far enough, like i thought. 

Lawn Aerator Shoes

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 17:27

Lawn aerator shoes, are they any good? Or should I just stick to a fork to aerate the lawn?

 

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