I am absolutely spoilt for choice when choosing what to feature in the photographs for my posts recently, and it’s easy to half-plan a candidate but then find there is something else to supersede it, something that takes my breath away, like this Clematis montana ‘Marjorie’ which has completely taken over an old apple tree which may or may not still have a life beneath this starry hairstyle. The flowers may not be such a strikingly obvious colour like some of the montanas, but they demand closer inspection which shows that the flowers begin as creamy white with a green tinge before seeing something they shouldn’t and blushing in embarrassment. And the quantity! As many as there are stars in the sky perhaps……..With time at my disposal I have continued to work through my mental list of jobs, planting out more of my seedlings (belatedly realising the merits of pricking out seedlings earlier to create sturdier plants), planting up more of the vacant pots and planning how to deal with the varied collection of tomato and pepper seedlings that have come my way from one of the Golfer’s golfing partners. We are also planning a visit to my Mum’s shortly, so like our visit to Orkney the contents of the greenhouse will require some thought before then. I am hoping that the newbies that have been planted out will be well watered in over the next week and can manage without any attention other than from Mother Nature for a few days.
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