Grow­ing wis­te­ria in con­tain­ers

Amateur Gardening - - Your Gardening Week -

MAny va­ri­eties of wis­te­ria are suit­able for con­tain­ers, and can be trained as climbers or grown as stan­dards.

Choose a large con­tainer and fill it with John Innes no. 3 com­post. Af­ter plant­ing, en­sure your new con­tainer wis­te­ria is kept wa­tered in dry spells.

For a stan­dard wis­te­ria, in­sert a 5ft/1.5m stake when you plant. Train a sin­gle shoot to the top of the stake, pinch it out, then cut back all side shoots to 6in/15cm in win­ter. Af­ter a cou­ple of years, prune in sum­mer too, cut­ting back to about 11⁄4in/3cm and slowly build­ing up a mass of tight growth.

‘Domino’ looks lovely in a pot

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