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Schmackers Mon 22-Jun-20 22:52:20

that climbing plant which grows on big old houses and has basically become a word to suggest a quaint, upper class lifestyle?

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sozzlechops Mon 22-Jun-20 22:53:27


DramaAlpaca Mon 22-Jun-20 22:53:32

Is it wisteria?
Or ivy?

willloman Mon 22-Jun-20 22:54:02

Howard's End.

DramaAlpaca Mon 22-Jun-20 22:54:15

Or a climbing rose, or a clematis?

sozzlechops Mon 22-Jun-20 22:54:54

Wisteria facepalm!

Fifthtimelucky Mon 22-Jun-20 22:56:39

Virginia creeper?

Schmackers Mon 22-Jun-20 23:03:20

Thank you. I'd thought it was something a bit more unusual, but maybe it was wisteria I'm thinking of.

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DramaAlpaca Mon 22-Jun-20 23:04:43


Virginia creeper?

Yes, virginia creeper.

grin at 'listeria'

QuestionableMouse Mon 22-Jun-20 23:06:20




DanniArthur Mon 22-Jun-20 23:10:14

I was very excited to know this thanks to desperate housewives! Guessing that's why it's called Wisteria lane.

SageRosemary Mon 22-Jun-20 23:11:29

Ivy - Ivy League

therealkittyfane Mon 22-Jun-20 23:16:43

Just scrolled down to say ‘Ivy league’ - You beat me to it Sage !

DramaAlpaca Mon 22-Jun-20 23:21:23

Er, ahem! I beat you both to it by saying 'ivy' - see third post on the thread grin grin

CalmYoBadSelf Mon 22-Jun-20 23:49:12

I read that ivy as in "Ivy league" is not from the plant but from the fact there were 4 original colleges and in roman numerals 4 was IV, hence I-VE, Not sure if that is certain though

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