Our garlic vine (Mansoa alliacea) has not bloomed this year

@allknowing (54663)
India
January 17, 2016 1:21am CST
We have had this creeper for many years and each year it used to bloom atleast twice but this year I do not see any signs that it will. The weather is such that everything is getting delayed in our garden. Our Bougains have not come out in full measure. These flowers fill our garden with colour. I have a few video clips of our garlic vine when it was there in all its splendour
The creeping of the garlic vine
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@Asylum (45905)
• Manchester, England
17 Jan 16
I absolutely HATE garlic, despite it being so very popular with most people. I remember a friend of mine suggesting eating garlic before travelling to Greece in order to deter mosquitoes, but I decided that I would rather put up with the mosquitoes.
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@allknowing (54663)
• India
17 Jan 16
This has nothing to do with the normal garlic. This is a vine with those beautiful flowers and as is the case with many herbs this too has health properties.
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@Asylum (45905)
• Manchester, England
17 Jan 16
@allknowing So it will not protect you from Dracula, which means you are still in danger from any prowling vampires during the night.
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@allknowing (54663)
• India
18 Jan 16
@Asylum have garlic garlands all over the house
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@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 16
It's very pretty - does it smell of garlic?
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@allknowing (54663)
• India
18 Jan 16
The leaves smell like garlic and this I experienced only after reading about it on the Net. This vine has several health properties but like any other such plants in my garden I hardly use them.
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@DianneN (52777)
• United States
17 Jan 16
It is a plant that I have never seen, but it is beautiful. Does it give you garlic cloves or just smell like garlic?
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@allknowing (54663)
• India
18 Jan 16
Only the leaves smell like garlic and I understand they have health properties.
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@LadyDuck (108587)
• Switzerland
17 Jan 16
The garlic vine does not grow in our country. Do you know why it is called garlic vine, do the flowers smell like garlic?
@allknowing (54663)
• India
18 Jan 16
The leaves smell like garlic and also this vine including its roots has several health properties.
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@LadyDuck (108587)
• Switzerland
18 Jan 16
@allknowing I see, like the big leaves of the little white winter flower that we call "bear garlic" (I do not know why bear). Here is a photo.
@allknowing (54663)
• India
18 Jan 16
@LadyDuck I have similar flowers in my garden. I have not smelt the leaves though. Does your plant smell like garlic too?
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@jstory07 (57734)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 Jan 16
Very pretty. Maybe everything will bloom late.
@allknowing (54663)
• India
18 Jan 16
You are right. I am noticing that.
@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
17 Jan 16
You will complain about the weather again next year. La Nina will hit once El Nino effect goes off. That will bring flood to my place.
@allknowing (54663)
• India
18 Jan 16
We have had moderate weather but erratic.