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Ryan180680Ryan180680 Posts: 185
Planted this new wisteria in spring and quite a few of the wispy shoots have grown meaning I've been able to train them. But a couple of broken which is disappointing as they got very long. Any suggestions how I can stop this happening? Also any suggestions on how I can keep this growing For the rest of the year. Been using fish blood and bone once a week 

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,838
    It looks fine to me.  Any broken bits will encourage it to send out more shoots for  a thicker display so just make sure the ends are neat and trim off any growing in directions you don't want.

    Blood, fish and bone is a slow release fertiliser so stop that now as you don't want it making new soft growth that won't have time to harden up before the frosts.   Instead, give it a generous dollop of that in spring when new growth starts and then a weekly feed of liquid tomato or comfrey food up until about mid July.   Keep it watered in dry spells while it's young.

    We have 2 mature ones that don't need regular water even here but do get a spring feed and an occasional drink in very hot spells.  See my avatar.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Ryan180680Ryan180680 Posts: 185
    Should I start giving it a tomato feed now or leave it be? 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,838
    It's mid July so leave it be.  Just water generously if it starts to look limp in the heatwave.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Ryan180680Ryan180680 Posts: 185

    I have lots of whispy shoots on the wisteria I planted last year. I have trained it so I've got 6 main shoots branching off either side so should I just let the shoots keep growing and cut them back in July? 
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