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Hi there, I am trying to train my wisteria over a metal archway and can anybody tell me if it is the long thin new shoots that you tie in to do this please. Any advice would be grateful, have googled it but really only tells you about pruning

Thanks in advance



Hi, yes the new growths are the ones you tie in, but not permanently, as these are also the ones that you have to prune back, to encourage flower buds, but your metal arch will have to be a VERY strong 1, as these thin whippy shoots, will become quite thick and heavy over the years, Derek.

4 Jun, 2018


Usually, you don't have to tie anything, as the shoots normally wrap themselves tightly around anything less than 7 cm thick--even metal.

4 Jun, 2018


Thanks for info
Hopefully will grow in right direction then🌱➡️

30 Jun, 2018

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