Tag Archives: Clematis alpina

Six on Saturday: Wisteria in Bud!

The buds on our wisteria are swelling nicely and in profusion…but sadly I am not the only one who has noticed, as you can see from the photo above… The blame rests, I am pretty sure, on the chunky shoulders … Continue reading

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Top April Blooms: Making an Impact

I took several photos for this post to celebrate (Top Ten) April blooms, the meme kindly hosted by blogger and plantsperson Chloris of The Blooming Garden, but decided finally to include just those that are making the most impact. There … Continue reading

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Best Blooms in April

Chloris of The Blooming Garden invites us to share our top ten blooms each month although I have to say that I don’t usually count because that might mean excluding something equally praiseworthy. There are certainly no end of delights … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Clematis Colonnade Collection

Clematis alpina, clockwise from top left: Rosy Pagoda, Constance, Foxy Lady, Pamela Jackman, Jacqueline du Pré, Ocean Pearl, Helsingborg, White Columbine

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Alternative Tuesday View

Some fellow garden bloggers choose to post a the view from one point in their garden every week on a Tuesday, not a meme I usually participate in and I would certainly not be posting a picture from this spot … Continue reading

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Eight Pillars of…erm…Wisdom?

Before the current revamp of the garden, started just a little before this blog at the beginning of 2012, there was a kind of elongated archway which crossed part of the area that now has the four ‘herbaceous’ beds and … Continue reading

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Would I Lie to You?

Emphatically NOT! Not intentionally anyway, and yet I swore blind to Chloris just a few days ago that despite Katherine Hodgkin’s appearance in the greenhouse there was no sign whatsoever of her outside – yet only a day or two … Continue reading

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