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I am trying to grow a honeysuckle climber however unfortunately a wisteria is growing up the trellis taking over.  I didn't plant the Wisteria in the first place so not sure how it has started growing.  I have cut back the wisteria to near the ground although it has almost removed both plants now.

Planning to start again, try to remove the Wisteria for good and then after a while start by planting a new climber.  Do you have any tips on how to ensure the Wisteria is completely removed and will not grow back please?  



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,578
    Is the wisteria coming through from a neighbour? If not, the only way to remove it will be to dig it out.
  • I don't think it can be coming from a neighbour as it is nowhere near the boundaries of garden and is in a flowerbed. However as I didn't plant it I wasn't sure if digging it out will completely remove it. I guess that's the only way and I'll then leave it a while to find out. Thanks 
  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,364
    My newly planted wisteria took a long while to come into bloom. About 5 yrs to get established and it did not flower at all last year.
    It otherwise  looks quite healthy so I am suspecting last years heat wave. 

    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    Mine been in about 5 or 6 years, had a few flowers last year, not many but done well this year. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • we11ingtonwe11ington Posts: 28
    Glyphosate and a plastic bag. ;-)
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