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Brighten up your garden wall
Member Name: January
Date: 25/04/04, updated on 25/04/04 (2653 review reads)
Advantages: pretty flowers
Disadvantages: can be prone to garden pests
Wisteria is one of the most prettiest climbing plants you can put in your garden.
They can be bought from your local garden centres for around £5.00 for a small plant,
but I find that if your into looking at the bootsales then this is the time to go there and
find whatever plants you might need to brighten up your garden at a reasonable price.
Wisteria looks great if it is grown up walls, trestles, pagola?s and fences. There are
lots of different varieties with a splendour of different colours to choose from, so
really I think that there?s something for everyone?s taste when you choose this for
Wisterias will grow in almost any soil and that?s what makes them so popular for the
gareder, but the ideal soil for them has to be moist, rich with plenty of space for the
roots to develope and grow. They will flower between May and June and you?ll be
treated to a beautiful show of colour and loverly fragrance.
If you buy your wisteria from a garden centre or bootsale then the best time for
planting out the young pot grown wisteria is between October and March, make sure
that you have put a support for the plant stems to get a hold of next to the plant.
You can also buy the seeds and plant them under glass in March in little pots. When it
gets to June you should be able to see the little shoots and these can be transfered n
June to July into the nursery beds, untill they are big enough to be put where you are
going to leave them permanently.
Pruning the wisteria is quite simple, it?s best to do this in February and then you can
cut back all growth to about two or three buds from the base of the previous years
You have to watch the birds for attacking these plants as they seem to like the flowers
and the buds, so can ruin the years flowering show if your not careful, they may also
be prone to aphids and red mites, so it?s best to keep a check
on these garden pests.
A spray can easily get rid of most garden pests, so that you can benefit from the plants
fragrant blooms in the spring and summer months.
I love the wisteria plants and some of the most prettiest varieties which I would
recommend to you are:-
Bristol Ruby, which has lovery little red fragrant flowers.
Lyoth Gold is a really nice plant which has a beautiful orangey golden flower and
brightens up any small garden or covers any unsightly wall.
Then there is the Wisteria sinensis which has pretty little purple fragrant flowers,
these are my favorite choices of wisteria if your thinking of adding them to your
garden and with the summer coming upon us now is the time to plan and map out the
Have fun x
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