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I have a wisteria in a container. Wasn't very big when I bought it about 5 years ago and has never done very well. I think it needs to go in the ground. I have a good south facing spot to plant against the house, but when is the best time of year to plant/move it? Also, what are the best preparations to make to the soil where it will be going? Thanks for your help. Laura



dig over the soil where you want to plant, a larger area than you'll need just to plant it in, incorporating humus rich material such as soil conditioning compost from the garden centre, or well rotted horse manure, spent mushroom compost, leaf mould, that kind of thing. Then turn the plant out of its pot, dig a hole wide enough and deep enough to accommodate the size of rootball you have, unwind or tease out the coiled up roots, if you see them, and plant. Water well with a couple of gallons of water or leave the hose running onto the area for half an hour or so. Keep watered subsequently.

19 May, 2010

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