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'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
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Monday, 20 October 2014

The verandah


Now that the wisteria has finished flowering the battle begins to maintain ownership of the house by humans.
It was lovely...




12 comments:

  1. Wisteria has to be my favourite climbing plant, simply because it does exactly what I ask of it (even if it does grow under the tiles).

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    1. It is indeed a very ROBUST plant Cro. Lovely scent too.

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  2. Absolutely lovely !

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    1. A mass of glory Helsie. And the bees love it too!

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  3. That's a singularly attractive specimen I have to say.

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    1. Very early spring GB. Maybe one year you'll catch it here….

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  4. Wisterian is stunningly beautiful, but it also chokes the life out of trees.

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    1. Yes. Last house I dug a hole, planted it, then concreted alllll around it.

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  5. In your cinemas now - "Wisteria Nightmare" starring Keira Knightley as Katherine de Chevalle... It's October in New Zealand and in this tense pschyodrama the wisteria is creeping steadily over the wooden house until.... AAAAAARRRRGGHH!

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    1. Sounds very Hitchcock-esque YP. It grows UNDER the house too. In three years it's out the other side. Help kids! Come back to your old home and crawl under the house, save your aging Mater!

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    2. ...and introducing Indiana Jones as Natalie de Chevalle.

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    3. By the time the kids have kids of their own and are too busy to come back this is where I'll be blogging from…
      https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5243/5685789275_f115e2ddfa_z.jpg

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