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It’s that time of year again! I only have a very small garden but in their wisdom, the previous owners planted two wisterias🙀 I spend the majority of the summer hacking them back as they try to make a take-over bid for my garden and home but at this time of year they come into their own , so I forgive them😄

Cat included for scale😹

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Lovely, thanks for great picture, including cat! I don’t have wisteria, but know they take lot of pruning etc. Hope have good day. Jean x

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Threecats in reply to Morrison10

Thank you Jean, it certainly does! I hope you have a good day, too TC x

They are beautiful plants if you can keep them in check. The cat’s not impressed. Thank you for sharing. Xxx💕👍

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Thanks Sassy! She was waiting for me to go in and feed her - it had apparently slipped her mind that she’d already had her breakfast😄 x

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sassy59 in reply to Threecats

Bless her 😘

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pepparuby1 in reply to Threecats

Haha funny that cats memory for feeding goes over their heads

Yes Baby is just the same and when She sees us She meows thinking we are going to feed her!

Beautiful cat and flowers. Thank you 😊

Thanks HH , I’ll tell her😸

Beautiful Threecats, always wanted one but never had one so thank you for sharing yours.

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Threecats in reply to CDPO16

You’re welcome CDPO 😊

👋 Threecats,

Nice to look at but wisteria is an invasive plant. Requires a lot of time to keep it under control with regular pruning and thinning. You have a beautiful garden. 😊

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Thank you cindyching😊 You’re absolutely right, the blue one particularly, is a real thug. I’ve been living here for 15 years and initially used to carefully prune the whippy growth back in summer and then prune back to two buds on each spur in winter. It used to take ages. As I’ve got older and developed more health challenges I just hack it back willy nilly and it flowers it’s socks off just the same! All that time I spent on it for nothing😂

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cindyching in reply to Threecats

Thanks for sharing your experience. Not my kinda plant, I prefer something easy and carefree!

Lovely colour x

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Threecats in reply to Patk1

Thank you😊

Beautiful cat and wisteria .I bought a wisteria from a market stall about 25 years ago ….2 weedy flowers in all that time . I have tried everything….roots are huge so can’t get rid of it .

Think it must have been a cheap seedling not a graft .

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Threecats in reply to knitter

I’m sorry about that knitter. Yes, these two are grafted judging by the main trunks.I’ll tell Nina she’s been admired😸

It looks gorgeous! And so does your cat 🐱

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Threecats in reply to madonbrew

Thanks madonbrew, I’ll tell her😊 One of my other cats, who I call my wild cat as she’s quite feral, loves to lie on top of the arch among the cool foliage in the summer. Not so good when she fancies giving me a swipe when I pass underneath😂

Wisteria is so beautiful as you say but needs a lot of care when it starts to get too big.

It certainly does RR!

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Thank you for the picture of the wisteria and the beautiful cat. Have a lovely day and take care 😊 Bernadette and Jack 🐕 xxxxxx 🌻🌻

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Threecats in reply to Damon1864

Thank you😊 I hope you both have a lovely day, too TC xx

Beautiful Wisteria & lovely cat too 🙂

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Threecats in reply to Jane2005

Thank you Jane😊

I've got wisteria envy!

Lol! You wouldn’t the rest of the summer when it tries to strangle me every time I go through the arch😂 I swear I can watch it grow by the minute!

🤣 I would like some along our bottom fence . Then I can watch my gardener (husband!) wrestle with it. 🤣

If you do you’ll have to post a video 😂

Beautiful... I planted two last year and ones just coming into flower.

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Threecats in reply to Keem59

Lovely, I hope you enjoy it Keem😊

Beautiful garden mine is very bare! No plants Morgan eats them! So fenced and grass each side enjoy your lovely garden.

Butter wouldn't melt!
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Izb1 in reply to Mali12

Oh bless he/she is lovely and perhaps as well you dont have wisteria as its a poisonous plant to animals if they eat it x

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Mali12 in reply to Izb1

Oh he'd eat it ! Cross Shitz Tu Jack Russell very vocal but also looks after me couldn't be without him really! X

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Izb1 in reply to Mali12

He's so cute and I think all terriers are vocal, so forgiven x

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Mali12 in reply to Izb1

Thank you stay safe x

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Threecats in reply to Mali12

Oh Mali, if I had a Morgan I’d be happy to forgo plants 😊He looks a real sweetie and a little cheeky one, too😍

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Mali12 in reply to Threecats

He does look cute I know ,he has a terrible underbite on the left s lower jaw which under no circumstances does it stop him eating!! Anything at all he'll try anything including all the things which aren't any good for him but very hardy health-wise as were my other dogs I list Megan at 18 cross sherpdag and my Mali few weeks ago broken coated Jack Russel at 17 miss her x

Mali xx
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Threecats in reply to Mali12

I am very sorry to hear that. Mali looked a lovely little character, too. 17 is a good age but it’s still so very hard when we lose them, isn’t it. I’m a dog person really (don’t tell my three cats that🙀) I had my first dog for 17 years, too and was devastated when he died as we’d been together through some very difficult times. I love my cats to bits of course ( not allowed dogs where I live now) but there’s something special about a dog, isn’t there. Thinking of you x

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Mali12 in reply to Threecats

Thank you miss them both also there for me through difficult times they seem too know don't they

Few years ago megan the black and white one Mali the smaller one X
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Threecats in reply to Mali12

They absolutely do. That’s a lovely photo, thank you for sharing x

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Mali12 in reply to Threecats

Croeso ( welcome in Welsh) not native but lived her for nearly 37 years x

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Threecats in reply to Mali12

Oh lovely! My husband was living in West Wales when I first met him. Wales holds lots of happy memories for me😊 x

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Mali12 in reply to Threecats

It's a beautiful place

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Alberta56 in reply to Mali12

What a sweetie.

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Mali12 in reply to Alberta56

Thank you x

Beautiful. And love your little cat xx Sheila 🐺💕

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Threecats in reply to garshe

Thank you Sheila😊 She follows me about everywhere including into the bathroom but hey, who needs privacy 😂 xx

Looks lovely Threecats but I dont envy you keeping it in check x

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Threecats in reply to Izb1

Thanks Izb1 , it’s certainly a challenge!

What a fabulous photo to wake up to on a Spring Sunday morning.Thank you SO much for posting -can almost reach out and feel the softness of the blossoms x

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Threecats in reply to Cloudancer

Thank you Cloudancer, it is lovely at this time of year and the blooms are scented, too, an added bonus to make up for its thuggish ways the rest of the year😀

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Cloudancer in reply to Threecats

I love the thought your blossoms are thuggist.In my mind's eye I have a vision of your wisteria donning a back mask gloves and a crowbar (or flower equivalent) gathering it's mate and saying"right who can we go and take over tonight -roots you are on expanding ,branches put on a growth spurt, blossoms make sure you fall and litter the place"...

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Threecats in reply to Cloudancer

Do you know you’re not far wrong! Often times I’ve come out a few days after chopping it back to find a tendril has already wrapped itself round my down pipe and another is trying to get its mitts in my water butt😄 Another new game it started last year was to send out tendrils close to the ground to see it it could trip me up, instead of trying to strangle me😳😂

It looks a lovely little haven.

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Threecats in reply to Tykelady

Thanks Tykelady😊

That's beautiful. Your predecessors certainly chose good specimens, though I'm glad I don't have to do the hacking. Your cat looks a lot like my dear departed Sooty. xxx

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Threecats in reply to Alberta56

Thanks Alberta. I take it that’s Sooty on your picture? He looked a lovely little cat, bless him xx

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Alberta56 in reply to Threecats

Sooty was actually a girl. While she was living rough my neighbours, who, like me, fed her, named her Sooty thinking she was a boy. It was only when she got tame enough to let me pick her up that I discovered the truth. Neighbours persisted in calling her he until they moved. 😺😺xx

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Threecats in reply to Alberta56

I’m sure she didn’t mind as she’d been lucky enough to find you😸🐈‍⬛xx

Beautiful x

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Threecats in reply to watergazer

Thank you😊

Really lovely. And I love the kitty 😊

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Threecats in reply to Stratos20

Thanks Stratos 😊

Pretty kitty and lovely wisteria! Enjoy!

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Threecats in reply to dunnellon

Thank you!

Beautiful flowers - even more beautiful cat- I misread text as “cat for sale” - wishful thinking on my part 😂🐾 Love Mxx

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Lol! No, although if she claws my new chair again I might reconsider 😂xx

Awe what a beautiful cat 🐈‍⬛ but I do love the wisteria how lovely

She is similar to Pepparuby the black panther with those markings!

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Threecats in reply to pepparuby1

Thank you pepparuby😊 She’s one of three I adopted 10 years ago. Only intended to get one cat but then was told about a little family of three black cats they were having trouble rehoming and the rest, as they say, is history😸 Sadly I lost one of my original three to cancer last year but a stray I had been feeding and befriending for a couple of years has moved in, so I can still call myself Threecats😊

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pepparuby1 in reply to Threecats

Same as me with the three cats 🐈 . Something about little black cats being so precious! And one adapted you… even better. Have a lovely day

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You’re right there, Pepparuby😊 They’d been in care for three months before I took them on, as apparently folk prefer other coloured cats. I can’t see why, I think black cats are beautiful- but maybe I’m biased😀 I hope you have a lovely day, too!

She's a pretty girl!

Thank you Catgirl, I’ve told her she’s been much admired😸

Lovely. Yes, my wisteria has flowered for the first time. I need to get a pergola for it to climb about.

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Threecats in reply to Ergendl

Enjoy it Ergendl! It is beautiful 😊

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