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20 May 2010 22:54:01


Yes are wisterias are coming into their own, this is the first to flower

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Rachel Rachel 20 May 2010 23:01:25

One day I will have wisteria...

Krista Krista 20 May 2010 23:01:54




shazzsamsudin shazzsamsudin 20 May 2010 23:05:07

How very lovely...Oh so jealous...

fran m fran m 20 May 2010 23:05:10

Will have one next year, after seeing your one in the pot.  I have just the pot for it as well

Jacinta D Jacinta D 20 May 2010 23:06:59

Maybe Chelsea?

shazzsamsudin shazzsamsudin 20 May 2010 23:07:15

Do they grow fast?

MartinB MartinB 20 May 2010 23:09:42

Very slow

shazzsamsudin shazzsamsudin 20 May 2010 23:13:09

Thanks. Good to know. I've always wanted one. And Jacinta was gushing about yours in a pot in the Thai House. ;)

Violeta Violeta 20 May 2010 23:21:50

I am also looking for a nice Wisteria for my garden. It is so romantic....

chilipepper chilipepper 21 May 2010 00:38:30

What size pot do you grow it in Martin?

MartinB MartinB 21 May 2010 08:03:13

It is in the ground

brigette brigette 21 May 2010 08:20:48


Jacinta D Jacinta D 21 May 2010 08:39:49

Martin, if your Wisteria is in the ground, what is growing in the pot in front of it?

HeadGardener HeadGardener 21 May 2010 10:01:02

Martin beautiful what variety is that one? have a blue sinensis 'prolific' in a pot myself.

unagrant unagrant 21 May 2010 10:42:51

Really lovely. Had a white variety in my last house it took years to flower.  Well worth the wait.

MartinB MartinB 21 May 2010 13:19:22

Not sure the variety. Put it in 15 years ago, cut holes in the path and put a few in. The troughs are just alpine ones, and one of them is sitting in front of a wisteria that has not come into flower yet. One in photo at front of house Jacinta along with my main lot of ferns, did I show you them?

PCON PCON 21 May 2010 14:14:59

My wisteria  certainly won't fit in a pot. It is the full length of the house, 30 feet long, and coming in the upstairs windows. In flower this week, three weeks late, like everything else. See photos in my album from last year. Powerscourt garden pavilion has them for sale for €145. I bought mine from south side garden centre, now sadly gone, for about €10. It was a single stem, about ten inches long, and took several years to flower, and twenty years to reach it's present size.  You had better get moving, Rachel, if you want it before your old age pension.

Rachel Rachel 21 May 2010 21:45:19

So you keep telling me, PCON!!! I think I have a few good years left in me yet : ) As you also know, Wisteria takes planning. A sturdy support is required as I could not plant it against my house.

PCON PCON 22 May 2010 17:15:14

Good news for all you wisteria fans. Irish Times advertising one for €19. They claim it will flower the second year. Of course you are right, Rachel. It does need planning and a strong support, like a high south wall, or even a tree.

shazzsamsudin shazzsamsudin 23 May 2010 00:13:58

This variety looks like W.floribunda 'Multijuga'


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