The Teddington Gardener

Almost Wisteria time… a diary note to visit Nymans and BBC4 ‘British Gardens in Time’ tonight

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Nearly time for the annual Wisteria Blossom Show – some, like this example, are almost there – others are just showing plump, silky buds on a bare fretwork of stems, but a few more days of warmth and sunshine and it will be Showtime!

A divine few weeks of peppery-scented intense blues, ghostly blues and whites, lilacs, lavender, violets and pinks. Long (and longer) racemes of  pendulous highly-fragrant flowers ideal for covering pergolas and walls.

I must make a diary note to get down to Nymans (now a National Trust property, formerly the Messel family home) near Handcross in Sussex. Wisteria adorns the gothic ruins of the house and along a 100′ pergola – perfection.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans/

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans/our-work/

 Nymans is to feature in an hour-long BBC4 TV show ‘British Gardens in Time’, airing later this month. It is the turn of Great Dixter tonight at 9pm.

http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/ct6rqf/gardens-in-time–series-1—1-british-gardens-in-time-great-dixter

 

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