Capturing the Moment

IMG_2918I carefully unwound and untangled this strand of Clematis montana ‘Marjorie’ from witch hazel Hamamelis ‘Spanish Spider’ as soon as the photo was taken, just one dangle too far from the old apple tree Marjorie is growing through. Despite her feminine name and pretty appearance she had a firm grip on the young Spanish Spider!

There were other moments to capture on this mild damp August day too: what a striking pair Anemone japonica ‘Honorine Jobert’ and Lonicera belgica made, lighting up the grey morning and begging to be included in a vase on Monday. Alas, the honeysuckle is a little too fickle and will in no way guarantee meΒ  blooms for next week….


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13 Responses to Capturing the Moment

  1. Christina says:

    Love the Anemone, even with all our rain mine are almost dead, I will move some to the cuttings bed, worth the space for their beautiful late flowers. BTW the Hamamelis relative is Loropetalum chinensis. I think you’d like it, sorry it has taken me so long to find the name for you. Christina

    • Cathy says:

      The anemones here have only just started flowering so I should be able to enjoy them for a few weeks. I have some tiny plants which came from Hayloft last year but I don’t think they will flower this year. Thanks for the info re Loropetalum – I have made a note and will look it up.

  2. Cathy says:

    Your anemone is lovely Cathy! oh dear, my wish list is getting longer and longer!

  3. The “Spanish Spider” would have been no match for “Marjorie”! I’m enjoying my Lonicera belgica’s second flush and hoping it will last long enough to join its partner on the archway, Clematis flammula, which is smothered in white starry buds. The anticipation is great – it should be quite a spectacle! Maybe tomorrow!

  4. I love that on even a gray rainy day you found something really beautiful.

  5. Annette says:

    Thanks for featuring the Spider, Cathy! Its bark strikes me as absolutely beautiful and so unusual for a Hamamelis. Are the flowers worth it too?

  6. bittster says:

    It seems that in a smaller garden there are so many things that need almost daily attention. How do the big gardens deal with it? Do they pull out the chainsaw and machete?
    The anemone blooms are perfect.

    • Cathy says:

      For something so ‘ordinary’ and easy to grow (in the UK) these double white anemones are pretty nice, aren’t they? Re big gardens, we were talking to one of the gardeners at David Austin Roses when we went there – he was trimming the edges of all the grass paths which was likely to take him all day…. No short cuts for him, I’m afraid πŸ˜‰

  7. Anna says:

    ‘Marjorie’ seems a rather wayward young lady whilst ‘Honorine’ is a beauty. Have not heard of ‘Spanish Spider’ so off to find out more.

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