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Another wisteria

24 May 2010 22:38:35
Another wisteria

Another wisteria

This wisteria is just coming into flower, it has the longest tassles, will show again when in full flower if Fran promises to bring me back a present :-)


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Clara Clara 24 May 2010 22:43:18

Its beautiful, so blue. ?


shazzsamsudin shazzsamsudin 24 May 2010 22:47:44

Fran, go get something from Chelsea. Imperative.

Martin, that is so gorgeous. Do you know the name of this variety? 


Deborah Deborah 24 May 2010 22:52:52

It is Wisteria Lawrence. Well worth looking out for. It has really long see pods too!


shazzsamsudin shazzsamsudin 24 May 2010 22:57:52

Thank you Deborah! Another one to add to my wishlist so.........


Jacinta Jacinta 24 May 2010 23:22:49

Fran has better things to do with his money, Martin. And his tassles are longer than yours :)


Deborah Deborah 24 May 2010 23:27:38

Ahem.....


Cloncaw Cloncaw 24 May 2010 23:31:21

Fantastic such a vibrant blue.


shazzsamsudin shazzsamsudin 24 May 2010 23:32:51

Hahahahahahahahahaha!! TMI!


Violeta Violeta 24 May 2010 23:53:40

How old is this wisteria? Did you do any pruning sometimes? I am planning to get wisteria for my garden too, but afraid if it is going to grow very big... I have seen huge wisteria in Maynooth beside church... its probably 8 m hight! Blossoms were yellow. I would love to get with blue blossoms like yours... :) Its fantastic!


Noelfitz Noelfitz 24 May 2010 23:58:40

Your Wisteria is magnificent.  Congratulations!

 

I am trying to sort out my ferns.   They all look alike, so I will welcome your help.


Rachel Rachel 25 May 2010 00:36:51

That is an exceptionally elegant one.


MartinB MartinB 25 May 2010 08:06:49

Hi Violeta, I think that we put it in about 8 years ago. This wisteria behaves itself, the one in front of our house tries to take the roof of. Noel I would like to help with ferns, if you put a pic up I will do my best, though I cannot imagine how they can all look alike. I was walking along the road with Martin Rickard( a world authority and fern book author) last year and it was amazing how quickly he recognised them at a glance and how excited he was at variations of wild species while I was struggling to tell some of the species apart. I will put a couple up on the forum  later this evening, ones that we found on an expedition to Kerry last year


flitters flitters 26 May 2010 22:22:16

stunning , I would love one . Does it take years to flower?


MartinB MartinB 26 May 2010 23:27:13

Hi Mary, it can do, and even if it flowers straight away it will not put on a good show for years. All I did for ours was to cut a small hole in the concrete path, excavate some stones and shove in some soil. :-)


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