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I know there must be someone out there that can help me???

Below is a photo of what my Wisteria is looking like this morning 6/5/18. NOT VERY GOOD!!!

Its is full of what look like little brown buds which dont seem to be doing anything very fast considering a wisteria is a vigorous plant- see picture below.

I am wondering if I have done something wrong or left something a bit late to do.
The  photo below was taken on April 2nd 2017 where you can see it has been full of buds. so already I'm down a month!!

Here's what I have done since last year when you can see from the photo below it looked spectacular.

I do prune twice a year. 
I think I may have done the last prune a bit towards the end of January or it could of gone into early February. It also had lots of seed pods that looked very pretty and had added an extra bit of extra in the winter & I removed these when I did the last pruning. 

Did I leave this last prune too late?
Should I have removed the seed pods much sooner?
And have I shocked it and that's why it is not flowering now?

Or does it look to you to be a bit on the dead side despite there being some green in the stems of the bark? 

It just doesn't seem to be doing anything of any value, which as every gardener knows you feel a bit heartbroken because it was a gift from my gardening friend, and it provides a beautiful feature my garden over the arbour as you saw earlier in the picture above when it was in full flower

Is there anyone out there that can offer me some advice as to what I may have done wrong? 
Or what may have possibly happened to it?

Thank you in advance to anyone who can take a few minutes of their time to offer me some hope I haven't lost it!!! And that it will flower once again?


  • LynLyn Posts: 22,833
    That’s exactly the same as mine, just tiny leaf buds, the cold snap has just stopped the a bit, I’m sure it will be fine, 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FireFire Posts: 17,307
    Things are just a bit behind.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,617
    Late Jan or early Feb is fine for pruning. It looks like it has just stopped or slowed growing, most probably due to the very cold easterly winds we had. Don't know where you live, but if it's now warm and sunny, give it at least two gallons of water, perhaps twice a week and also a liquid tomato feed or similar in the water once a week to shock it into getting going again.  Hope this helps 
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
    That last photo is amazing - how many plants and how many years did that take?
  • tracey14tracey14 Posts: 5
    I live in the Midlands and yes it certainly dawned on me as well that it may be weather related as we had a warm snap followed by the Beast from the East!! 
    I have given it a lot of water and a feed so lets see if anything will happen this year. 
    Thanks for the advice
  • tracey14tracey14 Posts: 5
    Tin pot said:
    That last photo is amazing - how many plants and how many years did that take?
    This plant was planted in October 2013 so was only five years old and was one plant The picture below was taken in May 2014.

    Then it was like this in May 2015 but not really flowering 

    A year later I had a few flowers in May 2016

    And in May 2017 I had my best display of flowers thanks to my meticulous pruning twice a year. It has given me a few years of enjoyment 

    And then sadly I believe that the plant died due to  Phytophthora root rot

    And here is what the trunk looked like when I cut it down. 

    If anyone can disagrees with my diagnosis feel free to correct me!!

    Such a shame as I thought it was going to be a spectacular focal point in my garden. 
  • FireFire Posts: 17,307
    It's a good way to organise a wisteria - over a trellis in that manner.
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