|...can even take my weight!|
|The main trunk of the Witley Court Wisteria ....|
|An HDR shot I took of Witley Court 2016|
The humungus and very ancient Wisteria still growing today at the famous Witley Court . Yes! This very climber is the Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather of one of our Wisterias - the one which grows over the Studio. Witley Court was a forgotten ruin when I knew it and so this beast of a climber suffered many years of neglect. In 1926 a cutting was propagated and planted against the The Dog at Dunley where it continues to thrive to this day.
|The Dog at Dunley|
|Horse drawn timber wagons outside the Dog at Dunley in 1926|
At my last house near Worcester, I bought a plant from (RHS gold medal winning) Cook's Nurseries which they had propagated from the specimen growing against the Dog at Dunley a few miles away. Some years after planting mine, I propagated a cutting (using the layering method and a rubber door mat to encourage rooting!) This is the Wisteria which now festoons the Studio!! In 2019 it celebrates its 15th birthday!
|Zermatt Close Wisteria|
|The Studio & Wisteria Arch|