Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Flower Wednesday

Honeysuckle

 Some flowers a delicate yellow in colour

 and some more pink in colour

 The scent from both was wonderful,  drifting in the warm air

of a hazy, summer afternoon.

Photos taken on Monday at Biddulph Grange Gardens, Staffordshire our nearest National Trust Property.

Joining in with Riitta for Flower Wednesday.  Follow the link button below to visit Riitta's blog and to find others joining in. 

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34 comments:

  1. Honeysuckle has the most amazing fragrance. Loving your images but my favourite has to be the last one, gorgeous! Have a wonderful week :)

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    1. It's fragrance is lovely isn't it?:)

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  2. Beautiful honeysucles - they have very interesting & artistic shape. Wishing you lovely summer days Rosie.

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    1. They are almost sculptural aren't they?:)

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  3. That is quite a distance for the B.G. honeysuckle to have to waft all the way to your place - not that I don't think it can, judging by the strength of ours. Great plant to have give of such a delicious scent for so many months.
    Don't mind me - midsummer madness I suppose.

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    1. HaHa see what you mean,its the way I've used the words perhaps? No the fragrance was definitely in Biddulph not in our garden - it would be a long way to drift from north of the city to south of the city:)

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  4. I can smell it from here! Biddulph Grange is a nice garden with all those rooms. I thought of you as we shot past Trentham Gardens on the motorway! :-)

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    1. The M6 does pass a litle way behind the gardens, you can walk through the woods behind the estate to the bridge which goes over the motorway:)

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  5. Biddulph is on our "to do this summer" list.Not managed it yet but still time to do it.

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    1. Oh, I hope you get there eventually. It is lovely in all seasons:)

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  6. Flowers only on Wednesday - how sad!
    My father planted some honeysuckle by the back door many years ago and it's still going strong, only needing an occasional trim so that we can get in and out.

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    1. I know! Perhaps we should have a flower a day? Honeysuckle does tend to take over, ours was manic but we had to chop it and move it to fit in the new fence so it is a shadow of it's former self at the moment:)

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  7. Honeysuckle is such a sweet plant, takes care of itself and spreads everywhere.

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    1. Sweet in looks and scent and it does take over too:)

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  8. Love the scent of honeysuckle. One of my favourites :)

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  9. The pinky ones don't seem to be as fragrant as the yellow for me, but they're prettier!

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    1. The pink are more striking but I did notice some wild yellow honeysuckle on our walk on Sunday and the smell was much stronger than the larger pink flowers:)

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  10. How lovely to smell them - lucky you! We had honeysuckle at our last house and I hope to get some for the new garden.

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    1. The honeysuckle in our garden had to be pruned and moved when we installed a new fence so it needs to grow on again. I missed the flowers so it was lovely to see the ones at Biddulph Gardens:)

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  11. That looks very much like one of the honeysuckles I have in my garden. (I have two.) It does smell marvellous, if it is the same one.

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    1. There did seen to be two varieties in the little area of garden we walked in and the smell was wonderful. How ucky you are to have two, your garden must smell wonderful in the heat of the day:)

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  12. Lovely photos of the honeysuckle - I can smell them from here :) You are fortunate to live close to Biddulph Grange - have only been once but the gardens were superb.

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    1. If we drive up through the city the gardens are about half an hour away and lovely to visit in all seasons, same time in the opposite direction are the Dorothy Clive Gardens which are also wonderful especially in May and June, though closed in Winter except for special events. We are lucky to be close to so many lovely gardens:)

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  13. Beautiful, I have some honeysuckle growing up a fence and the smell is amazing at the moment.

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  14. Honeysuckle is my favourite scent in the garden at this time of year - especially in the evening.

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    1. It does have a lovely scent and I've also noticed that this year the Buddleia also has a soft, flowery scent too:)

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  15. I love the scent of honeysuckle, it grows wild in Ecclesall Woods near me and also along one or two of the local lanes.

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    1. I think the wild honeysuckle sometimes smells sweeter than the garden varieties:)

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  16. I LOVE everything about honeysuckle - the scent, the amazing flowers, the way it grows up and out and over and through, its moth-attracting powers and even its lovely name. This is a lovely post. x

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    1. It is a wonderful plant isn't it? I love to see it in the wild too:)

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  17. I do enjoy the scent of honeysuckle but have to keep it in check as it strangles anything in its path!!! x

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    1. The do tend to take over don't they? So lovely though:)

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