It’s Wisteria time. It comes hot on the heels of Plum Blossom, Apple Blossom and Bluebells. All are subjected to the vagaries of the British Spring. The wind blasts the blossom off the trees so that it looks like it has snowed. The frost nips the petals. Rain flattens the Bluebells, and the Wisteria suffers from all of the above.
Our Wisteria has struggled into blossom this year, now over two weeks later than some previous years. Every time I have thought about getting out with a camera, the weather has conspired to ruin the opportunity. Yesterday it poured with rain for most of the day (and it has been darned cold) and that has not helped at all.
I have been promising images to some of you for well over a week….and still I don’t have any decent images from this year. So, as they say in cookery programs, here are some I made earlier – years earlier. But they will give you some idea of how this gnarled old beauty springs into life given the right conditions – and the scent is wonderful.