I popped down to the Chelsea Physic Garden recently to hear the marvellous Joy Larkcom talk about unusual veg. The talk was wonderful and inspiring (more about that soon in another post), but I just had to share a few pics of the glorious Wisterias adorning various walls and railings en route in SW3. Take the purple panicles pushing through the railings above. Who wouldn’t want such a magnificent hedge?
And I take my hat off to the gardener who manages to keep the ivy at bay on the front of this house.
I’ve never been one for heights and this creeper must need regular pruning to give the Wisteria a fighting chance to flower each year.
Some of the plants growing up these houses seem to be springing out of the foundations from the lightwell in the basement, but I also love the way this trunk artfully swings its way towards the bricks and mortar from further afield.
And even though you can’t see the full glory of the Wisteria here, you still get the benefit of the delicious scent as you wander by. Marvellous.
Here’s a few more Wisterias that I pass by regularly (not always with a camera) on my journeys closer to home in North London. I’ve admired of theses beautiful twisted trunks and flowers for the last few years.
Same street, different house (notice different coloured door) and slightly different training. Equally gorgeous.
And just around the corner from where I live.
And lastly on the same street, this very elegant display. Love ’em all.