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    Ok we bought a new place and the wisteria has overtook us, anyone have any ideas on how to kill it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shedevilang View Post
    Ok we bought a new place and the wisteria has overtook us, anyone have any ideas on how to kill it?
    Just trim back a bit. Next spring you will be thrilled! Use tose curly-cue things in bouquets-they add so much!
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    My husband wants it all gone lol and I am not real fond of wisteria either. This is the worst overtake I've seen it's growing into my back porch and there isn't a tree without a vine
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    Quote Originally Posted by shedevilang View Post
    My husband wants it all gone lol and I am not real fond of wisteria either. This is the worst overtake I've seen it's growing into my back porch and there isn't a tree without a vine
    OK, that one may be rabid! Start chopping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shedevilang View Post
    My husband wants it all gone lol and I am not real fond of wisteria either. This is the worst overtake I've seen it's growing into my back porch and there isn't a tree without a vine
    Cut it back at the base and then apply roundup (brush and vine heavy duty) on it's remains till it is dead. Dig out stump later if needed.

    Or you can cut it back severely, but leave some green leafy parts(just enough) and then paint the leaves with a brush dipped in roundup.

    Heavy duty roundup will kill nearly anything.

    Or maybe you will get lucky and it will just die on you, like ours did. We loved ours of course. it had an 'Incense' Passion Flower vine that grew up in it. Both died of course since they were both treasured. Gardening can suck sometimes.

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    but roundup will also kill animals & small children, and I believe that Ang has both.
    Best to use the chainsaw method of pruning imo. Men usually enjoy that bit of gardening....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    but roundup will also kill animals & small children, and I believe that Ang has both.
    Best to use the chainsaw method of pruning imo. Men usually enjoy that bit of gardening....

    What? unless the animals and small children are going to drink the stuff or eat the leaves, roundup is fine. ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sojiita View Post
    What? unless the animals and small children are going to drink the stuff or eat the leaves, roundup is fine. ???
    Yes. I firmly believe they should not drink it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    Yes. I firmly believe they should not drink it!
    Round-up is a good mixer with vodka or apple cider vinegar actually.

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    Just stuck some of those cheap solar lights out...countdown until they are stolen..5..4..3.. They were only two bucks a piece, I only put three out..if they get stolen soon, then the I will give away the rest of them to somebody else.

    Rained like hell earlier, and with the heat, the insects are out like crazy..I walked right into a huge spider web on my back porch area and brought the damn spider right down on me.

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    Pumpkins! We harvested our first ever the other day. It's a ten pounder, which might not impress anyone, but we are very pleased. We have a couple smaller ones ripening on the vine. Funnest thing we've ever grown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    OK, that one may be rabid! Start chopping.
    All wisteria is rabid. You've got to keep that stuff contained or it takes over the world, as pretty as it is. When I had it, I kept it low & in one area, away from trees, and made sure to pull off all the seed pods in late summer. Otherwise they pop open and spread everywhere and exponentially increase your problem.

    But boy those purple blooms in the spring are beautiful.

    Congratulations on your pumpkins, Ravenna. It's always so gratifying to grow things like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenna View Post
    Pumpkins! We harvested our first ever the other day. It's a ten pounder, which might not impress anyone, but we are very pleased. We have a couple smaller ones ripening on the vine. Funnest thing we've ever grown.
    That's so cool! I don't think our growing season here is long enough for pumpkins but I might give them a try next year, just for fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobelia View Post

    Congratulations on your pumpkins, Ravenna. It's always so gratifying to grow things like that.
    It really is, thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sialia View Post
    That's so cool! I don't think our growing season here is long enough for pumpkins but I might give them a try next year, just for fun.
    Thanks. It doesn't cost much to try! It took about 120 days for me, but for the first month the plants hardly grew because it was so cool and gray outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenna View Post
    Thanks. It doesn't cost much to try! It took about 120 days for me, but for the first month the plants hardly grew because it was so cool and gray outside.
    Hmmm, maybe if I start them in the house, then move them to the greenhouse before putting them outside, I might have a chance. I'll ask at the garden centre next year.
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