Hidden Honeysuckle

A lovely surprise awaited me on the allotment this weekend –  beautiful honeysuckle growing in the hedge. This is actually growing at the bottom of our garden which backs on to our allotment. It has entwined itself up the hedge and trees but is only really visible from the plot. I love the bright colour of the flowers and its heady fragrance.Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle has long been associated with superstition. In Victorian times it was grown around doors and gates to ward off witches and evil spirits. I hope we don’t have any of those on the allotment site. It was also supposed to induce pleasant dreams and lift your spirits which is why it must be used today in herbal and aromatherapy pillows. Honeysuckle

Whatever folklore has to say about it, I just love to have it in the garden.

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11 thoughts on “Hidden Honeysuckle

  1. I just love the scent of honeysuckle. Yours is a different variety than I see normally, with that deep pink. Today I was walking briskly toward a taxi stand and kept smelling a lovely scent and then I looked up and saw linden flowers. Ah….

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  2. And now I want to make a pillow using honeysuckle to have the fragrance all year long! On walks, my mom used to have us break the end off a single flower, and slowly pull out the center to taste the drop of honey-tasting nectar that would be there. I may still do this from time to time.

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