honey suckle

honey suckle



We planted and trained Akebia trifoliata on the west-side wall of our house and the white entrance arch of the garden.  A cultivar variety of Akebia trifoliata bears pure purple fruits, and a wild one bears reddish purple fruits in this season.

Akebia fruits under the arch hit my head each time I pass the gate.

The upper entrance of the garden, where Akebia bears purple fruits.  

Akebia is thoroughly covering the house wall (right).  

I harvested 70 fruits altogether, because a very strong typhoon is coming this weekend.

More than half of fruits have already opened.   
Reddish purple fruits of a wild akebia
Purple fruits of a cultivar variety

We enjoyed Akebia fruits with a cup of herb tea (lemon grass and mint).  Jelly material that contains many seeds are sweet (just taste it, not eat seeds).  We bought these two teacups (below) at an antique shop in Stow-on-the-Wold.

This is my teacup

Marple's teacup 

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