Six on Saturday – Buds and Blossoms

11 May

Firstly, thank you to everyone who identified the red beetle I found yesterday. It is no more and hopefully our Lilies will be fine.

The garden is full of growth which is delightful.

1.  Wisteria
Having waited about seven years we have been rewarded with our first Wisteria flowers.

Wisteria Sinensis Prolific

2.  Clematis Duchess of Edinburgh has some healthy buds.

Duchess of Edinburgh

3.  Likewise the Clematis Warsaw Nike

Buds of Clematis Warsaw Nike

4.  Another Clematis, Montana Elizabeth,  is wowing us as it roams across the back fence. There is another lively one along the front fence too.

Montana Elizabeth

5.   The last of the Tulips are still vibrant. We planted white and purple ones in this pot – these were a surprise to us!

Last Tulips

6.     Discovery apples As some of the blossom falls, we are delighted to find tiny apple buds beginning to grow. This is one of the trees we planted for our Dear friend, Ti, who was 100 years old  last Sunday. Check out those posts for her Climate Emergency Party held on Gylly beach.

Tiny Discovery apples

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12 responses to “Six on Saturday – Buds and Blossoms

  1. Heyjude

    May 13, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    I grew a wisteria when I lived in Doncaster – it took 11 years to flower and just as it was becoming interesting (as in a lot of blooms) I moved! I found all the pruning a bit of a faff to be honest, but I do like wisteria.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 14, 2019 at 6:23 pm

      We also tried in Doncaster and it never flowered! It took me three years here to decide to try again and it has at last paid off. 🙂

      • Heyjude

        May 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

        They are lovely plants but I don’t think I will try again!

      • cavershamjj

        May 15, 2019 at 6:17 am

        Fab, love your fence clematis. I have something similar in mind for my shady fence. Looks very bare at this time of year, a few montanas would be just the job.

  2. Piglet in Portugal

    May 12, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    My goodness, 100 years old and she is still involved with climate energy. Good for her.

    You have been very patient to wait seven years for your wisteria to flower.

  3. oldhouseintheshires

    May 12, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Your wisteria is looking great! Worth the wait I expect. I made the mistake of cutting back the wrong clematis so are paying with no blooms….ah well, I shall enjoy yours!

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 12, 2019 at 6:49 pm

      You are welcome. I’ll show you more as they bloom. 🙂

  4. nrhatch

    May 12, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Beautiful blooms!

  5. Lora Hughes

    May 12, 2019 at 8:25 am

    I’ve been waiting patiently for my wisteria, as I’d been warned it could take 7 – 15 years to bloom. Did you feel like celebrating after that long wait? I think I would, but then, any excuse for cake. Your various clematis are looking good, both in bud & bloom. Hope the lily beetles move on. They can devastate an entire bed when you’re looking in the other direction.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 12, 2019 at 3:07 pm

      After reading this I went out to report , again, to Mr S about how we need to be on the alert for these Lily Beetles – and there was another on the Lilies! It is no more! Thank you.
      Yes, celebrating with cake is always a good idea and we are delighted to welcome these pretty blooms into our garden. 🙂

  6. Lisa

    May 11, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    Seven years? I guess I can be happy mine bloomed only two years after planting, even if it’s not purple like I’d hoped.
    Any tulips I’ve known have always turned into red ones.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 12, 2019 at 3:13 pm

      Two years! You are very lucky. We thought ours was going to be white but it is blue and white – very welcome whatever the colour after all these years! 🙂


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