Tuesday, 22 June 2010

You Go Away For A Few Days And...

..and you come back to find the garden has invaded the house. 

I noticed this sneaky tendril behind the bedroom curtain the other morning, and when I looked behind

I found that the wisteria, which I haven't got round to pruning yet, has decided to make itself at home and come into the bedroom. Once the flowers have dropped wisterias make a huge amount of triffid like vegetative growth which has to be controlled.
Actually, this is no surprise, and often happens if we don't prune after the flowers have fallen. I think we must have rather loose fitting window frames as this is the same window where the ladybirds find sufficient space to hibernate in the winter time. I haven't done anything about it yet, and anyway the colour goes rather well with my curtains don't you think?
At the moment it's heading for the wardrobe, and as long as it doesn't try to get into bed with me I reckon I'm safe.


14 comments:

  1. Definitely time to fix the window I would say. If the creeper and the ladybirds get through there what a about the cold winter winds?
    Hopefully it will stay warm for a while and just maybe, we will see some sort of summer!! Diane

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  2. its called sids law...

    as soon as you leave the house either your plants or your animals go wild!

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  3. That's neat, in a creepy sort of way.

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  4. Oh my gosh! I'm not sure I'd be so accomadating. I had a friend once who found ivy growing inside her kitchen cabinets.

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  5. Haha! In NZ they would call call that 'indoor outdoor' flow!~

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  6. I think it's kind of neat! Of course, it can't stay, who knows how many other bugs, spiders and ants will follow the ribbon of green? I would say that was a nice surprise!

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  7. I think that its lovely having the garden want to come inside for a look to see what life is like on the other side of the wall! But like Sharon says, it will act as a highway for all sorts of other visitors, so perhaps a temporary visit is best!

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  8. Dear Kathy, I should not worry a jot about the green tentacles since your Wisteria looks to be absolutely marvellous and a small invasion is not too high a price to pay.I have lived all my life with ill fitting windows and I just tell myself that the fresh air is good for keeping the house well ventilated!!

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  9. And that...is exactly why I'm afraid to plant wisteria, even though I love it LOL.

    I'd be scared it would try and strangle me whilst I slept....who needs an escaped boa constrictor when you have wisteria? :D

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  10. Fantastic - I love it. Is that whats called bringing the garden indoors. I know its probably not sensible or for the best but I can see the temptation in letting it carry on!

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  11. I think it complements your curtains very well. Just slightly concerned about those chill winter winds!

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  12. Love it, I wonder if you let it grow a while will it flower in your room - that would be lovely :-)

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  13. My goodness! It grew thru your window? Obviously very determined!

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  14. Thanks for all those comments, I have to say I will be taking the secateurs to the indoor extension of the wisteria, it certainly brings the garden indoors Freerangegirl!;) and I fear it's much too dark indoors to flower Scented Sweetpeas.
    Kyna, don't let my wild wisteria put you off, if you keep it under control it's fine. Edith, I know what you mean about the windows,if fresh air was good enough for Queen Victoria who never closed her windows....

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