Tag Archives: Wisteria


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 … Continue reading

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Our Wisteria has finally struggled into bloom a full month late; and just as it nears its peak down comes the rain. Wisteria does not like rain. The earliest flowers heads braved the weather a full fortnight ago and are … Continue reading

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The Unfurling of Leaves

The Wisteria on our doorstep is being exceptionally cautious this Spring.  It has been on the cusp of flowering for several days now and yet seems reluctant to commit itself to full bloom. However, the little leaflets, soon to be … Continue reading

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For a period of 2-3 weeks from late April to early May the frontage of our house is transformed by a magnificent old Wisteria in full flower that climbs across the front wall. Not only are the pendulous flowers beautiful … Continue reading

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On April 20 previously I saw

The weather here in the UK remains depressing – dreary, cold and showery. And just to cheer me up the headline in one of yesterday’s newspapers proclaimed that May’s weather would be worse! Well, I really enjoyed reading that! From … Continue reading

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