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Hi all, new here. Hope I can get some advice and learn alot more about this hobby.
 
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Welcome to the forums @Sin .... unusual handle if I may say so :unsure:
I'm sure you'll get loads of advice here.... I always find getting advice to be much easier than getting volunteers to actually help with the hard slog.
What sort of garden do you have, and what sort of advice can we help you with ?
How about uploading a photo of your garden to start with ?
 

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I have both front and back garden. Here is a pic of the back.
I bought a new wisteria floribunda about 2 weeks ago and planted it in a large rectangle planter. It seemed fine, but one branch at a time, it's wilted. Now it's not looking so good. Any advice on this beautiful tree?
 

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Well that gives a much better view of the Wisteria ( which I've already addressed on the other thread) If I were you I'd get rid of the planter pronto, and find somewhere - maybe up by the house for small plants like pansies. Also, it is very apparent that you have an enviable pristine lawn, but maybe you could dig up a bit more of it in favour of making the border a better size. Grass is much easier to look after than proper plants like Wisteria.
 

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Thank you Zigs!
Thanks for the compliment tetters but it's artificial and is pinned down to 1 inch of it's life!! ( I have 2 puppies(Chihuahuas) and they love to dig where ever they can get to. Maybe I will plant it in my front garden...
So the planter is the issue.
Any tall trees that will except the planter? As you might be able to see, I get on Lookers ALOT in my garden. More screening trees.
 
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The only tall trees I can think of that you can put in small planters are plastic ones - they would match the grass :eek:
There are much more wildlife friendly ways to make a garden with privacy which don't even require tall trees stuck around the edge..... just saying ;)
 

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I have bought a large artificial tree, so thankyou for the great idea. I won't be putting anymore live trees in that planter.
When I move my wisteria, do I remove all wilted leaves or leave them be?
 
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I have bought a large artificial tree, so thankyou for the great idea. I won't be putting anymore live trees in that planter.
When I move my wisteria, do I remove all wilted leaves or leave them be?
I daresay they will drop off on their own.
 
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Ok thanks.
No Louis, I don't plant annual flowers.
I love shrubs too much, especially evergreen ones.
 
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To replant a tree twice in two weeks is really going to stress that poor thing. It already looks quite stressed. If it was mine, I would prune about 1/3 of the branches off after transplanting in the ground. Do NOT fertilize until you see the new growth emerging. Be sure to stake the tree for at least 6 months so the wind can’t move it and break any tender new roots. Good luck.
 
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Good advice, I will do this later today. I have to say, I don't know how to prune. I don't prune any of my shrubs. To prune in the right place, right angle, right time of year. Clueless.
I will give it a good go though.
 

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Thanks Sheal.
I am currently growing 2 climbers, so that's a good idea for when they grow taller and spread abit more!
 

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I've moved the wisteria and put a little root grow down first. I just hope it survives!! I've given it lots of water and will look for new growth to fertilize.
I will snap a pic and post soon
 
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