Blossom Magic

We returned to Maple Glen on Sunday, a week after our previous visit because I’d noted from a facebook post that the bluebells were due to peak. The effort paid off as the bluebells were gorgeous and the cherry blossom was still in good form.

Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Visited 13 Oct 2019.

The Magnificent Cherry Blossom Walk at Maple Glen

The very tall trees are Australian, gum trees or eucalypts. They drop bark so you’ll see long bits of bark hanging from the cherry branches in close-up photos.

Horizontal photos are 900-pixels wide, click on any of them to enlarge.









The first two photos, and the last two, were taken by Nigel, the others by me.

Text by Liz, photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)

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    1. You’d love it! Maple Glen Garden is open all through the year except for Mon/Tues so you can follow their different plantings through the seasons. Even over the winter period they have lots of snowdrops.

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  1. Love the delicate mist of blue under the white cherry blossom, and the cherry blossom looks pretty even on the ground. BTW, Spanish bluebells are more upright and have the ‘bells’ growing on all sides of the stem, whereas the English bluebells develop an arched shape, with the bells all on the same side. But, just to complicate things, the two can interbreed!

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  2. What an extraordinary sight. Are these the sort of bluebells that I’ve seen in English landscapes? The combination of the flowers and the drifts of petals seems impossibly beautiful. The fragrance must be wonderful.

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    1. They looked awesome! I don’t recall any fragrance. I’ve no idea if these are English or Spanish bluebells but they’re both in England anyway so I think it’s fair for me to say that these are the sort of bluebells you would’ve seen in English landscapes πŸ™‚

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    1. Soft and pretty – completely opposite to the last post I saw at your blog that had dark, dramatic, stormy sky/sea with a lighthouse at the centre of it all. Yet I also thought those scenes were VERY beautiful!

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    1. We feel really fortunate living close to Maple Glen! Fallen blossom is like snow, your comment reminds me of the garden plant called snow-in-summer that gets absolutely smothered in white flowers – such a great name πŸ™‚

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    1. Great Spring this year with beautiful blossom. I wish you could pop down here for a visit, it’s a wonderful escape from the woes of the world!


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