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Wisteria 2011

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Wisteria 2011



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Oh you are so lucky ours has not flowered.....it is beautiful Amy.

4 May, 2011

 

How lovely,Amy..It looks so healthy,I love it...

4 May, 2011

 

Thats stunning Amy!

4 May, 2011

amy
Amy
 

This took a long while to flower Dd approx 5/6 years , we decided to get tough with it and gave it a really hard prune it did the trick and has flowered ever since , it is healthy Sandra usually the dove makes a nest in it , they haven't so far this year , thanks Carole we had one the other side but the ants undermined it killing it , probably just as well I don't think we could have coped with two ......

4 May, 2011

 

What a beauty its lovely

4 May, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Thanks 6p , it's lovely until it starts dropping it's leaves and petals then the porch fills up with it all :o)

5 May, 2011

 

Yes I know the feeling Amy with all the trees next door to me Amy even the flowers the bits gets upstairs if you have the window s open

5 May, 2011

 

thats lovely Amy....

5 May, 2011

 

Snap, mine not quite that far but lots of flowers nearly ready.

5 May, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Holly , it's a good year for them Carol I will be looking out for your pic. :o)

5 May, 2011

 

As soon as its in proper flower i'll put a photo on, mind you mine's not as big as yours

5 May, 2011

 

What a stunning example. At least a got a couple of flowers for the first time this year but then those awful weeds we had last week broke it from its support, John has sorted it though.
Amy: Do the older ones flower before they leaf - I notice yours has leaves and flowers at the same time, as did mine but some are just flowers and no leaves.

7 May, 2011

 

Wow....thats really lovely.......

8 May, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Dawn you can see the flowers coming before the leaf but then the leaves very quickly follow after .. .. I'm not sure about the flowers and no leaves , at least you had the flowers this year it will probably be fine next year :o) Thanks Janey ......

8 May, 2011

 

Thanks Amy. I hope know that it knows are to flower it will continue in the future.

11 May, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I'm sure it will Dawn , just keep pruning it twice a year ..

11 May, 2011

 

Sorry Amy, you'll wish you hadnt mentioned it ..... when do we prune - I think one time is August, is that right?

11 May, 2011

 

stunning amy, i love these

12 May, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Dawn they need pruning in February when they have all those long new tendrils growing as well as August ....
Thanks San . you can grow them like a tree in the garden if you like !

14 May, 2011

 

Thank you Amy

17 May, 2011

 

hi amy, your wisteria caught my eye... i've asked the master gardeners here in arizona, the radio garden guy, people at the nursuries, and everybody in between & gotten as many answers. my wisteria is over 15 yrs old & has never bloomed. mostly i'm told nobody knows why; other than that i was told to fertilize heavily. i see above that you said you pruned heavily once and that made it flower. since then you prune twice a year in feb & aug, is that right? i've never really pruned mine except for stray ends that get too far out and catch on things they shouldn't; that could be the answer. should i try it?

30 Oct, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Hi Noah , yes you need to prune your Wisteria badly if you never have done it , it's to late for this year , but you can cut all the long trailing wispy bits off as short as you like now ... in February you must prune all the side shoots down to 2" it will soon sprout out new growth ..and then again in July / Aug prune each stem down to 6" in between you can still cut of all the long trailing bits ... hopefully that will do the trick I would love to know if it works it might not for the first year let me know if it's successful .. by the way we have never fertilized ours maybe we should but we never have

Good luck :o))

30 Oct, 2011

 

does wisteria flower on old wood or new growth? that would affect when to prune, right? february is pre-spring for you, isn't it? the equivalent in our climate is probably october; that's when we seed for spring flowers. by february here, it's usually starting to leaf out; what do you think? at any rate, whenever i prune, it's not blooming so far, so it shouldn't hurt. i'm getting out the loppers! thanks for the info; i'll let you know if i have any luck...

31 Oct, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Funny you should say that because I was thinking the same thing with your seasons coming in different months Noah ..the Wistera flowers on the new growth , I think you should do it now ~~ be brave , it sounds harsh to prune so much off but it is the right thing to do , when you have finished it should be one long stem with lots of 2" mini branches all the way along the length of it and nothing else .. lucky you to be looking forward to Spring :o) please let me know how you get on !

31 Oct, 2011



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