I have added a number of Clematis viticella to the garden and recent years; most take a couple of years or so to really begin to establish but then – my goodness! – they make up for their slow start and reward us with their floriferousness. From the kitchen window we can see four of them on the pergola between the stream and the paved area – ‘Walenberg’ above and ‘Madame Julia Correvon’ below:
To Julia’s left is ‘Margot Koster’:
And to her left is the gorgeous (well, they are all gorgeous) ‘Rosalyn’:
Further down the garden, the clematis colonnade sports an early flowering C alpina and a later C viticella on each of eight posts; some of the clematis here have had to be replaced but at the moment we have the royal pairing of ‘Prince George’ and his mother ‘Princess Kate’, a C texensis (grandmother ‘Princess Diana’ is on an adjacent post):
George has highly textured and tactile petals and a sociable habit, quickly making his way over to another post where he intermingles quite amicably with ‘Pernille’, creating a pleasing colour combination:
Jon the Propagator invites us to share Six on Saturday and it is a pleasure to share my six viticella clematis (and an extra C texensis) with you tonight: do pop over to Jon’s blog to see what other people are sharing.