While the roses have a little rest, clematis throughout the garden continue to get better and better, their mass of colour providing jaw-dropping moments of sheer pleasure and wonder. The first four are in constant view from the kitchen, framing the paved area in front of the sitooterie, along with several roses:
This trio on the clematis colonnade look equally stunning, although this photograph on a bright Saturday afternoon does not do them justice:
Finally, and this one really took my breath away, as I must have walked past it many times without noticing it until today, intent on savouring another delight – or, more likely, focussing on what needed deadheading – hundreds upon hundreds of blooms and buds on Clematis viticella ‘Etoile Violette’…and that’s just on one side of this half-fence.
Like roses, you can never have too many clematis in a garden, and each summer a show like this inevitably generates a search for more potential host fences or trees to add more!
That’s my six: now pop over to visit the blog of Jon the Propagator to see the six things he has chosen to feature today, and find links to many more.