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For the past few weeks I've been enjoying the wonderful sight of my weeping wisteria coming into flower. I've grown it in a large terracotta pot, and as the compact branch framework has developed over the years it's produced more and more blooms
A few months ago I wrote about the annoying loss of my wisteria that suddenly turned up its toes. If you can cope with the tragic story then read it here.Anyway, I now have a very vigorous morning glory growing in its place while I try and work out
Why is it that just as my wisteria reaches its peak the weather breaks and we get night after night of cold weather and frost?!After buying a wistera and not being able to find the right home for it, I decided to experiment by training it as a
Winter pruning wisteria encourages the development of short-flowering spurs that carry the flowers in spring. The long vigorous shoots produced on the wisteria need to be cut back at least twice during the year, so you'll need to repeat this pruning
Summer pruning wisteria encourages the development of short-flowering spurs that will carry the long racemes of bloom in spring. The long vigorous shoots are cut back to a couple of buds from the base of the current season's growth. During initial
, which I do my best to answer when I can - bearing in mind that I am mostly a poncey designer rather than being a Pippa Greenwood-style pest queen.Anyway, in that geum post a chap called Bruce asked about his wisteria that had "gone limp and lifeless
I always get a real thrill when I find the telltale marks of the leafcutter bee on the leaves of my roses and wisteria. Sometimes I catch them in action, cutting out a circle of leaf, or flying around carrying it. It doesn't bother me to find plants
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