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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 26th May, 2018)

Wondrous Whelley Wisteria

Wondrous Whelley Wisteria
A splendid array on a terraced house.

Photo: David Long  (Sony RX10 Mk3)
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Comment by: Roy on 26th May 2018 at 00:48

That is brilliant for this part of the country, normally more proliferant down 'South', Cotswolds etc.

Comment by: Mick on 26th May 2018 at 06:50

They are a couple of nice houses, I wonder who lived in them when they where brand new.
You could have squeezed in another W Rev by making the Head Wigans Wondrous Whelley Wisteria.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 26th May 2018 at 07:56

The Southwell Bramley, The Fortingall Yew, The Whelley Wisteria et al. Lovely names each.

Comment by: Veronica on 26th May 2018 at 08:09

It's lovely - an old fashioned 'feel' about it. Imagine having to prune it though. It's a show- stopper!

Comment by: Maureen on 26th May 2018 at 08:26

I have a wisteria in my garden,three years old which has only just started to flower and didn't last very long..this one looks absolutely gorgeous....thank you David.

Comment by: kath on 26th May 2018 at 08:42


Comment by: DTease on 26th May 2018 at 09:16

A positive hysteria of Wisteria?

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 26th May 2018 at 12:28

Veronica could be on the premises; I seem to recall an article that tells of the plants need for 'two' prunings, each year. And three years seems quite young for the said. Regards.

Comment by: Anne on 26th May 2018 at 12:53

A lovely setting for one of natures beauties, looks so right.
Nice one Rev.

Comment by: Maureen on 26th May 2018 at 14:35

Thank you Philip..I've read all I can about them,but a neighbour advised me on the pruning,he had one for for now I'm really following his advice although as you say,mine might be a little young. But again thank you for your concern. PS I do prune it twice yearly.x

Comment by: Veronica on 26th May 2018 at 14:50

Always best on a wall according to 'Donty Mon' and aiming for horizontal pruning. It wouldn't be any use growing up a fence. I love old garden walls and this plant would be ideal or even growing up a tree! Maureen according to 'Donty Mon' It takes 4 yrs for the plant to flower. Do you ever watch old 'Donty' on a Friday night Maureen? I love seeing him astride the cabbage patch in his corduroys with Nigel and Nellie playing catch!

Comment by: Ken R on 26th May 2018 at 16:41

Lovely photo Rev, would this be in the upper Whelley section adjacent to New Springs?

Comment by: Mark on 26th May 2018 at 17:40

Hi Maureen, Take it from me , looking after
a Wisteria is a skill in itself . We had one and
not having the correct knowledge in how to look after it correctly , it went crazy! Pruning
the Wisteria wrongly, invited the most incredible growth, it was, I must admit , many years old but wow, the memory remains . I’m not sure what type of Wistera it was , but without exaggeration, in order to save the house we had to stop it. Wisterias are wonderful as the picture shows, but need the owner to have the knowledge and appreciative neighbours to get the most from them .
Good Luck Maureen , but saying that , yours is just a baby at three .

Comment by: Rev David Long on 26th May 2018 at 18:58

Thanks for the comments - I've put our own, long lost wisteria up in the Album.
Yes, Ken R - it's down the hill from the Cale Lane lights. The Google Earth view of the house is from 2009 and the plant looked relatively young back then - less than ten years old, I'd suppose.

Comment by: Maureen on 27th May 2018 at 07:55

Veronica,yes we always watch 'Donty', I wouldn't mind his greenhouse ..mines a baby at the side of his.Did you see the gardens when he went to Italy..gorgeous.
Mark,I can believe every word you say.mine is in the front garden..the wrong place altogether,it's growing sideways which proves it should be on a live and learn don't you....But..I just love Wisteria.

Comment by: john on 24th June 2018 at 17:14

Arty And Alliterative.

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