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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Akebia Quinata

Akebia Quinata is the first climber I propagated from cuttings as an RHS trainee gardener. It took a couple of years to find its way up the supports, and a year or two after that to produce a noticeable flush, but look at this beauty now. The racemes have a lovely spicy fragrance, and the purple colour makes me think of a rich, royal velvet. If only the resident sparrows would eat them instead of the pear blossoms. Now down to 9 fruit...

2 comments:

PatioPatch said...

I'd be chuffed with that Akebia if I'd purchased it but having taken it as a cutting, it would be my pride and joy. Clever you. Fabulous

Laura x

p.s. I've tried picking your posts at Blotanical but you need feedburner activated in blogger. Anyway maybe you like the peace and quiet without it- it's just that your blog is so good, I'm sure others would love to visit too

Amalee Issa said...

I knew this would happen. I blame YOU April. You practically forced me to enable comments on my blog; now you and Laura are team tagging me to activate "feedburner."

What is an idle Lady Gardener to do? I think I'll go and idle-up a G&T...

Amalee