December 05, 2013

garden: the climber















I was hoping to take some photographs in morning fog (it was forecast), but it didn't materialise (or perhaps I wasn't awake early enough). Nevertheless when I went out to the garden earlier this week, the sky was almost white.

I'm intrigued by this climber on the fence near the house. The fence itself is old… warped and broken in places, faded and adorned with lichen. This is the plant I had thought was an ivy (until the leaves dropped). I think it might actually be a type of dogwood… the stems are a deep burgundy and the berries almost black.

Joining in with Annie's 'how does your garden grow'.

13 comments:

  1. I can't really tell how this is growing because of your lovely closeup pictures (which are beautiful!) but I'm not sure that this is a dogwood (despite the red stems) as that is more of a shrub/tree and this plant appears to be a climber. I wonder if it could be this plant http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=3413 which is a honeysuckle (lonicera). Just a thought! xx

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    1. It's growing up the fence, so I would definitely say it's a climber rather than a shrub. Frustratingly I don't remember if there were flowers on it earlier in the year (I don't think so)… I'll have to watch it closely next year and see if I can identify it then! x

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  2. what photos are always so beautiful. and calming. lovely

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  3. Gorgeous close ups. Love the back berries against the burgundy stems, beautiful. #HowDoesYourGardenGrow?

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  4. Love the colours of it, almost festive they are - move over mistletoe - there's a new berry in town!

    Lovely photos as always, and that last one I love the most - the tree in the background looks to be trying to reach a cloud :)

    Thanks for joining in again my dear x

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  5. These are really really lovely photos! I spotted this plant on one of my walks last week but had no idea what it was. I hope you take more Wintery photos like these :)

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    1. thank you for stopping by! hmmm… I'm not sure I know what it is either now! x

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  6. What an interesting plant! The red and deep blue/black look striking together then with the rustic fence it really makes a pretty picture.

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    1. thank you! yes, it's very striking isn't it! x

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  7. Love the top photo with the red stems fading into the white sky. I've got dogwood in my garden too - but we don't get the lovely berries! x

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    1. thank you! hmmm… I'm not sure if it is a dogwood now! I have a distinct lack of knowledge when it comes to gardening :) x

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