The pride of the gardener is a perfectly flowering bush from the honeysuckle. In our climate it is very difficult to cultivate this plant, and even more difficult to make it bloom.The owner should have a lot of secrets to carefor such a sissy as a wagel. Reproduction is one of them. It is important here not only to choose the place of planting, variety and soil. Of course, extensive knowledge of the subject is necessary here, but first of all intuition and ability to wait.
Types of Weigels
Depending on the variety, the height of the bush variesfrom half a meter to two. Although in the climate of the middle zone of Russia it is not more than one and a half meters, it does not grow. The flowers are exceptionally beautiful, tubular, there are single or umbellate inflorescences. In our country, a hybrid veigel is most often grown, the reproduction of which is somewhat more successful. Also found in the Weigel Middendorf, garden vegels, early and Korean. Weigel Middendorf was brought from the Far East, it is quite large, a beautiful shrub with large cream-colored flowers in orange spots.Blossoms two or three weeks at the beginning of summer and sometimessecond time in autumn. This is the most winter hardy variety, but it also requires increased attention of the horticulturist. Weigel hybrid is created from numerous garden forms obtained by crossing different species. It is so diverse and so beautiful that it is difficult to keep from buying, especially to those who do not present all the complexities of care and cultivation.
Veigela: reproduction, planting and care
The landing site must be protected from wind, butat the same time being sufficiently sunny. Single plantations often freeze, so the best place is under the canopy of trees, in an openwork shadow. So it is better to hold the snow and provide protection from the wind.The soils are suitable for humus, friable, peat bogs. Watering should always be moderate, the bush does not tolerate waterlogging. Loosen after watering. For fertilizing willingly responds: in the early spring, right on the snow - mineral fertilizers, in the first half of summer - once again, when flowers are formed. In the second half of the summer, it is no longer necessary to feed. In September, you can make phosphorus-potassium fertilizers, so the plant will winter better. Pruning is carried out immediately, as soon as the bush fades, the branches are necessarily shortened. In spring, cut dry and frozen. In winter it is necessary to shelter before frosts: surround the bush with high pegs, fill all the voids with leaves or lapnik, wrap them in a dense film. Especially carefully to cover the veigel is needed in the winters with little snow. Planting should be only in early spring - in March or April. If the seedlings are bought in the autumn, it is better to sprinkle them just before spring.
Vejela - reproduction by cuttings
This is the most common way. Woodcuttings are a long way, flowers will have to wait five to six years. And the wagel, the reproduction of which, in general, is not so simple, most well grows out of green cuttings.Reducing is necessary before activity beginskidney, in April-May. A straight cut is made, cutting off 10 centimeters of the cuttings, which is then processed by a growth stimulator, for example, heteroauxin, shoots are kept in a dark and warm room for 12 hours, then planted to a depth of half a centimeter for rooting into a mixture of sand and peat, sprinkled with sand and covered with a film. On a permanent place cuttings will get only after a year and a half. For the third year, if everything else is normal, a new bush will blossom. That's how much trouble brings the breeding of such an exotic plant as a wagel. Reproduction is a very long process. But how good it is after all the efforts, how decorative it is in the landscape design of the garden! A dense crown will give amazing flowers to the gardener, with which the wagel has coped with the propagation by cuttings. The photo clearly demonstrates its exceptional decorativeness.