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marion1

By Marion1

Avon, United Kingdom Gb

Are these Wisteria flower buds or am I going to be disappointed again this year!! Thanks.



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They look like lovely buds but do beware of frost now the weather has turned cold again! I would throw some fleece over them but more knowledgable gardeners might have other ideas.
I once visited Hever Castle in Spring and the wonderful wistaria, just about to burst, was hanging with blackened buds. A very unhappy gardener was up a ladder cutting them off because they were unsightly, caught by a late frost.
Yours looks full of promise and I hope it will come out in all its glory!

12 Apr, 2012

 

Flower buds, lucky you. If you get as cold there as we're supposed to overnight for the next few nights, it might be wise to protect them in some way, as Pennyfarthing suggests.

12 Apr, 2012

 

Yes, lovely flower buds - mine have just today opened up, despite the chilly weather and are smelling heavenly. It looks as though you are going to get quite a display there, Marion!

12 Apr, 2012

 

A lovely sight, big fat juicy buds.

12 Apr, 2012

 

I got my long awaited wisteria to this point after 8 years in May last year and a frost killed them all. Take the advice and protect them. You will be severely disappointed if you don't! I'm only speaking from experience :)))

12 Apr, 2012

 

Ah thanks everyone, I keep thinking they are just going to burst open with green leaves. What is the best thing to protect it with, I presume I dont want anything to heavy so as not to snap the buds off.

13 Apr, 2012

 

I would think a fleece Marion....can you just lay it over gently and try peg it down somehow?

13 Apr, 2012

 

Pegs - they're invaluable aren't they - I have 5 out on the balcony ready to clip the plastic back over my Clematis Niobe, which has had loads of fat flower buds for the last 2 weeks. It'll be a miracle if they don't get frosted...

13 Apr, 2012

 

Pegs are very useful for holding fleece in place I find too Bamboo. Hope you clematis gets off lightly! None of my clematis are quite at that stage yet! Living up here you just have to accept that frost is just another garden pest!!!

13 Apr, 2012

 

This Niobe should only be forming buds about now - its very early because of the false 'summer' during March. Its a pain in the proverbial, frankly...

14 Apr, 2012

 

Do you mean just normal pegs that you hang your washing with?

14 Apr, 2012

 

Yes.

14 Apr, 2012

 

thanks

14 Apr, 2012

 

You can buy rolls of special garden fleece at any garden centre or other outlets such as ironmongers and pound shops etc.

18 Apr, 2012

How do I say thanks?

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