Blue Monday: Wonderful Wisteria

WisteriaBlue Monday: Wonderful Wisteria

I know it’s on the purple side of blue but I do just love the sight of all the wisteria draped across walls, arbours, bridges and climbing among the trees at this time of year! A real celebration of Spring πŸ™‚

Pastel Colours Of Spring

Blue Monday is hosted by Jeanne at Backyard Neighbor
Smiling Sally

47 comments on “Blue Monday: Wonderful Wisteria

  1. Hello Sarah, Happy anniversary amd congratulations to your brother. I would say you had a wonderful weekend.

    I love wisteria and the lavendar blue is stunning. Perfect for Blue Monday. Your last photo with the wall is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your wisteria.


    • Thanks Jeanne πŸ™‚ A truly wonderful weekend! The walled garden always looks magical at this time of year with the wisteria and climbing roses πŸ™‚ I really love the planting in the borders too, lots of fabulous allium adding colour and shape!

    • Thanks Maria πŸ™‚ I should think that the RHS website has an advise page on growing wisteria! There’s lots of different varieties so it may be finding one suitable for the type of soil you have there. Good luck, they’re fabulous to have growing in a garden πŸ™‚

      • Sadly not so many people can actually maintain a garden like this but climbing roses and wisteria are everywhere in rural towns and villages πŸ˜€ I have a pink climbing rose out the front of our flat that trails up and over the bedroom window and has now made it halfway across the kitchen window in the middle πŸ˜‰

      • It sounds lovely!!! We don’t have extensive roses because of the drought. Even though we are relieved a bit from the rains we are still in a drought. We have carpet roses. They grow like crazy!

      • You’re lucky about the wet. It is SO DRY here in the summer and it’s been very hot the last few days…in the low 100’s!

      • We are a bit further north than you πŸ˜‰ Everyone here moans about the wet!! It’s been cold this last week, only about 14C, but tomorrow it’ll be back to 25 πŸ™‚ When we get to Kos in a few weeks time it will over 30 and a nice dry heat instead of the humid yuck we have here. Today it’s very muggy and overcast which always makes me feel tired! No one is ever satisfied with the weather where they live πŸ˜‰ We wouldn’t have such green and beautiful countryside without the amount of rain we have. My garden photography would be a lot less interesting but I would swap it for dry and sparse like Kos just to be free of the humidity!!

      • Yeah I don’t do well with humidity! We are going back east to Boston and NYC in July. OY! I know I’ll be like a wet noodle lol.

      • Wow, yeah hottest and stickiest time of the year there!!! How long are you staying there for? My brother will probably have officially moved to NYC by then! I think I would like Boston in the Autumn πŸ™‚

      • We’re going to see the Giants play Boston at Fenway and then the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. I’m really excited so I’ll just suck it up! lol

      • They’re your national pastimes I’ve heard πŸ˜‰ I occasionally watch American Football, detest what we call football and you guys refer to as soccer and am a big Rugby Union and League fan which is the game that led to American Football…..

        I played rounders and netball when I was at school which is like baseball and basketball except for girls lol πŸ˜‰

      • I’m not a huge football fan. It is so commercial! Interesting about the names rounders and netball. I’m not into soccer at all.

      • I’m pretty sure that netball is played in some parts of the US but I don’t think anyone there would know about rounders! Kids there already have little league so there’s not much room for the older games. I was actually captain of the rounders team at school!! I’m not great at most sports but I could hit a ball πŸ˜€ Growing up in an English village I remember kids coming together on the village green in the summer for a rounders game or two. You don’t need a pitch, just marking out the circle with our jackets was enough! Didn’t matter if people weren’t very good, it was all about getting together and having fun πŸ™‚ Netball is more structured and competitive! It’s a game that’s even played at international level by quite a few countries. I was a Wing Attack where being short and fast was needed! Soccer/football is for overpaid idiots who like to fall over a lot and cry. It’s also horribly commercialised and totally takes over most of the TV! They should get rid of professional football and use all the money saved to build schools and hospitals instead. In parts of the UK I’d be lynched for making such an outrageous statement πŸ˜‰

      • I loved the bit of nostalgia of playing rounders. Neighborhoods used to be filled with children playing games when I was a kid. There wasn’t a fear of playing in the middle of the street around the block from one’s house because it was safer back then. These days I hardly ever see kids playing outside. I think they’re inside on their computers when they aren’t doing schoolwork.

      • It’s gone the same way here sadly!! Even in the smaller villages there’s less community than there was when I was a kid. Kids don’t get together for a game of footie or rounders in the park or on the green unless they’re part of an organised team. We used to cycle everywhere too but I don’t see local kids cycling much for fun anymore. Some cycle to school but that’s it! I feel like they’re missing out on so much.

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