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Windy, Wet and Wrecked Wisteria

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Bliddy weather ....

Have heard crashing trees all morning in the woods, will go out later to investigate.

But then I heard a crash much closer to home, and thought maybe we had lost a fence panel. Wish it was - instead it looks like I will lose my Wisteria.

Have to go and chop it down before it damages the render. Sad

Posted at 1st Nov 2009 - 12:09PM   Posted by Zoe   Windy, Wet and Wrecked Wisteria Comments: 10

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Withy Brook's Avatar You should only lose the top part. A sorry sight though. Luckily Wisteria grows fast and responds to hard pruning. Does not make it any the less sad for you though.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 1st Nov 2009 at 12:31PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Oh dear!
Good luck with the repairs Zoe.
We're dripping like "Hades" in the studio and still waiting on the supplies for the new roof...sigh.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 1st Nov 2009 at 12:41PM

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Fennie's Avatar Commiserations, Zoe. But as Withy says, it should grow again fast.

Posted by: Fennie on 1st Nov 2009 at 01:18PM

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Camilla's Avatar Sorry to hear this Zoe, lots of heavy rain here at the moment and winds gushing at a very high speed. The wind can be so damaging, quite worying.

As Withy says, Wisteria does respond to hard pruning, my HL cut mine back a few years ago so drastically I thought I had lot it forever, it did come back though.

Love your windows, have a thing about pretty window designs.

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 1st Nov 2009 at 01:21PM

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Camilla's Avatar Sory Zoe, that should read...... lost it forever, not lot forever, promise I have not touched a drop.

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 1st Nov 2009 at 01:22PM

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Mountainear's Avatar Oh woe, wail, whimper etc.

I'll go along with it not suffering too much by being 'hard pruned' - it's just that you didn't choose to do it now.

We lost 2/3 of a young Victoria plum when the wind swept through branches heavy with plums. I know we should have thinned the fruit but that's a counsel of perfection.

Posted by: Mountainear on 1st Nov 2009 at 03:07PM

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oh no, Zoe Sad

Posted by: Seashell Cosmos on 1st Nov 2009 at 06:37PM

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Frances's Avatar jeepers, Zoe, it seems as if there was lots of rough weather across the pond last night, while we just had a light rain on Halloween.

Hoping that you can salvage most of that lovely wisteria. I so love that plant, with flowers, with leaves, and even with only its knarled winding stems and branches.

xo

Posted by: Frances on 2nd Nov 2009 at 01:40AM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Noooooo I do hope you will be able to save most of it.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 2nd Nov 2009 at 01:16PM

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Sadly there wasn't much to be done about it, Lady Sylvia had to go too Sad

All that remains are 3, 6 foot high stems on the Wisteria, and a very sad looking climbing rose stem.

Will dig them up when the ground is a bit drier.

Posted by: Zoe on 2nd Nov 2009 at 01:30PM

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