Plant­ing tips

Amateur Gardening - - Your Gardening Week -

■ Plant wis­te­rias while they are dor­mant, from about now un­til Fe­bru­ary, as soft grow­ing shoots are eas­ily dam­aged.

■ Plant in good, well-drained soil in a sunny place; once they are es­tab­lished, wis­te­rias are un­ex­pect­edly drought tol­er­ant.

■ Dig a large, deep hole – this should be at least twice the size of the root ball – and fork in plenty of well-rot­ted com­post.

■ Keep young plants well wa­tered.

■ Feed in spring with fish, blood and bone. Or use a rose or flow­er­ing shrub fer­tiliser.

Dig a plant­ing hole at least twice the size of the root ball

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