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Flowering Quince

At the bottom of our drive alongside the gateposts we grow a beautiful flowering quince. It grows alongside a low wall and its cheery blooms peek through the trellis that sits atop the stonework.


It is a very friendly, bright and cheerful plant to say welcome to visitors.


It flowers often throughout the year but at the moment it looks splendid as the first flush of blooms were killed by ice and snow and remain as mauve mummified blooms alongside vibrant fresh red blooms.


With the sun shining through the blooms the red is even brighter.

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The new buds perch along the bare branches like little birds on a twig.


Then the buds extend ready to burst.


So that is the flower that says welcome to our home and garden! There is only one problem with it – it has long vicious spines awaiting the unsuspecting gardener.


By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

9 replies on “Flowering Quince”

I do love Flowering Quince! It is one of the very first shrubs to bloom here in the spring.
You have done a lovely job capturing its beauty!
Lea”s Menagerie

Hi Malc…I love your flowering Quince. We have one and they’re just so beautiful! I really like the shot you took of the sun shining on the buds

After spending a day trying to clear the brambles from the paddock I was looking forward to getting away from plants with spines! Ha ha. Really pretty plant and the red colouring is lovely with the sunlight shining through.

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