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I planted a wisteria, in flower, five years ago. It has struggled ever since until yesterday when it looked as if it had given up completely. The leaves were dry and brittle and when I cut off a twig there was no green to be seen. I googled and it seems that it’s a graft problem so, since it hadn’t grown much taller than about five foot I cut it down to the ground. No green in the thin stem at all beyond a small speck at the cut end.

I’m not expecting it to regrow but if it does it’s not going to flower in my lifetime! My question is this: could I have prevented its demise?



unlikely, I find them fickle things.

18 Jul, 2019


This wisteria wasn’t right from the start because the label said it was white, which I wanted, but it turned out to be greyish blue - the one I’m least keen on - then it never flowered again. I’m consoling myself by saying it would have been too big for the small, triangular pergola anyway. So I’m training a honeysuckle up a post in its place. Should be easier.

19 Jul, 2019

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