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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, peonies, philadelphus...

Wisteria sinensis 'Alba'

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awomanonabike

It is definitely time to cut back the #wisteria ... #pruning-wisteria

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Do you just cut the new stragglers off and does it just flower on old wood Jacqueline please....it always has me baffled...

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awomanonabike

I cut all the long shoots back to 6 or 7 leaves then cut them back again to 2 or 3 in late winter, by which time you can see the flower buds. The one on the house in this picture is very vigorous and I have to prune it a few times over the summer. Hope that helps. I don’t think you can prune them too hard 👍@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@awomanonabike yes thank that’s great advice....I’ve just been chopping the stragglers off any where...👍🏼

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awomanonabike

You’re welcome Elaine. Now yours has flowered there will be no stopping it I’m sure 😊 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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awomanonabike

So pleased to see this. I thought I had lost all of the flowers to that very late frost but no! I left the dead buds for a while but then gave it a trim and now it is rewarding me 😍🥰 #white #wisteria #wisteria-alba

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pelly

That’s wonderful news, I know how upset you were 🤍🤍🤍

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lesliecole49

Oh how nice.

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columbiariver

💚💚💚

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awomanonabike

I am so happy Jane. You’re right, I was upset. I even made the postman walk round to the back of the garden to show him 🙄😂 @pelly

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awomanonabike

Very nice I think Leslie! 😊@lesliecole49

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pelly

I hope you know your postman well 😱😂😂

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awomanonabike

I do now 😉😂 @pelly

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awomanonabike

I’ve just seen my postie and he thanked me for his birthday present, so I suppose I do know him quite well 😉😂 @pelly

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pelly

I'm glad to hear you're not just dragging in all and sundry to see your garden 😂 nice of you to give him a birthday gift though 🎁

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pelly

I'm glad to hear you're not just dragging in all and sundry to see your garden 😂 nice of you to give him a birthday gift though 🎁

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awomanonabike

😂 It was nothing fancy, just some sugar-free flapjack 😋 @pelly

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awomanonabike

I will have flowers. I will. 😃

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sharonhayden

Oh great - it survived

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awomanonabike

I will not cry. I will not! #theresalwaysnextyear

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churchfarmgarden

So disappointing @awomanonabike 👎

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joanboston

So sad We have a blue bird hibiscus which has grown well and been beautiful. This year, not a bud, leaf, nothing. It appears to be alive in terms of flexible stems and green when scratched. We are at a loss?

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tiger123

What happened? ☹️

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awomanonabike

Very Sue @churchfarmgarden

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awomanonabike

Maybe you’ve been to nice to it 🤔😉 @joanboston

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awomanonabike

The latest frost I can ever remember Pam. I’m not sure that even a single flower has made it... @tiger123

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pelly

Oh no, I know you were really worried about this happening. 😢

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anges

😔😔 oh no! 💚

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awomanonabike

It has never been caught this late and it was going to be stunning. Hey ho! @pelly

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awomanonabike

Oh yes 😢 @anges

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rachelbrooks

You can cry. I would! How gutting!

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awomanonabike

12 Aug 2019 • Had a lovely time today pruning the #wisteria and breathing in the scent...and no, I didn’t prune any of the flowers 😍

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Diane76

Can just imagine 😍

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awomanonabike

It is one of my favourite scents Diane. Just gorgeous @Diane76

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rachelbrooks

You had sunshine?!!! 😯

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awomanonabike

We did 😎 It’s now pi**ing down again though 💦💦💦 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

I’ll let you off then! 😉 been p*ssing down all day here...makes a change from gale force wind I guess 🤷🏻‍♀️

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I’ve got more flowers on mine I was gobsmacked....👍🏼

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awomanonabike

Once they start there’s no stopping them 😍 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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awomanonabike

23 Jul 2019 • Well hello! Look who’s gatecrashing the viticella party 🎉

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lesliecole49

Isn't this pretty!

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awomanonabike

I thought so too when I spotted it Leslie @lesliecole49

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awomanonabike

18 May 2019 • 💚💚💚 #wisteria-sinensis-alba being photobombed by #wisteria issaï 😉

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awomanonabike

1 Jun 2018 • I also came home to this! Alba is my favourite #wisteria The wisteria that is hanging down at the top is #Wisteria-Issai 💜

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icedance

A lovely welcome 😍

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awomanonabike

The whole garden has come alive while I’ve been away. And now we’ve had some rain it will be romping away and I’ll never catch up 🙄 @icedance

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clipperty

Beautiful garden, glorious x x x

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icedance

The thing I look forward to most when I return from hols is to see what the gardens done .. but I get the feeling of overwhelming.. it’s like a teenager when the parents go away ! Hopefully it’s not to much hard work Jacqueline 🤞😘

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awomanonabike

Thank you Claudia 😘😘 @clipperty

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awomanonabike

You’ve got it in one Sam👍 June is the teenage years and it always gets away from me. Eventually I give up and just sit back and watch 😉😂😂 @icedance

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icedance

Oh it really is Jacqueline 😂😂🌸🌱💚 yes just have to give in and enjoy 😊

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awomanonabike

The new leaves on this really are like bronze - great contrast with the remaining flowers.

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clipperty

Just so pretty xx

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awomanonabike

Very Claudia 💚 @clipperty

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rachelbrooks

So dainty and pretty 💚

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awomanonabike

I think it might be my favourite... @rachelbrooks

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pelly

It looks fabulous 😍😍😍

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awomanonabike

I love it Jane. It's also much slower growing than my others, so very easy to keep under control & doesn't take up much room 🤔😊😊 @pelly

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awomanonabike

This is the white one Sue...Not that I mean to lead you into temptation 😉 @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

Fabulous! 👌🏼

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susanhumphrey333

Gorgeous 😊

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awomanonabike

Thank you. It is the best ever this year 😍 @rachelbrooks @susanhumphrey333

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awomanonabike

#wisteria

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awomanonabike

😢😢 Some of the buds on my white wisteria did get caught by the frost after all (the sad looking one at the back). Hard to know why some were caught & others not, as they are all equally unprotected as growing on a pergola as opposed to against the house. There are still lots of buds that look OK though 🤞🏻🤞🏻

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clipperty

Nature will triumph in the end and I can't wait to see it in full flower (please) xx

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awomanonabike

Just try and stop me Claudia 😂It is gorgeous when it first comes into flower, as the new leaves are brown initially & make a great contrast with the white flowers @clipperty

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rachelbrooks

Ah at least it wasn't them all Jacqueline 👍🏼 shame though! Also looking forward to the pics of the blooms 👏🏼

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awomanonabike

True Rachel, and the dead buds aren't hugely obvious either. Worse things happen at sea...or something! 🤔😉😂 @rachelbrooks

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