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Six Clematis on Saturday

I will lay my cards on the table right from the start and tell you I am sharing six clematis today, six of many, starting with Clematis viticella ‘Dark Eyes’, not too dissimilar to ‘√Čtoile Violette’ but with, would you … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Clematis, the Rector and Other Stuff

Most visitors this year seemed to comment not just on the roses but on the clematis too, although in fact there are a number which were not yet flowering, like ‘John Huxtable’, above. I have to agree that all those … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Doing Good

Clematis viticella and their ilk are real stars of the summer garden here, many flowering from June throughout July and into August, with little sign of stopping. Larger flowered C ‘Kingfisher’ (above) starts flowering a little later than some, but … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Jaw-Dropping

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 … Continue reading

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Clematis Curiosities

I have mentioned before now that it seems to be a good year for clematis, and amongst the floriferousness there have also been some unseasonable oddities, like a few blooming sprigs on C armandii ‘Snowdrift’ (above), the flowers so purely … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: a Good Year for Clematis?

Based on the display of these two and an adjacent clematis, and the number of buds on many more, I wondered if this year was turning out to be an especially good year for them – but when checking previous … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday; ah Honey Honey

Sugar, ah honey honey You are my candy girl There is a heady fragrance in the garden today, accentuated by the gentle breeze that has taken the edge off the heat. Often the fragrance catches you unawares, and it can … Continue reading

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A Positive ID

Yesterday, the first bloom on one of my mystery clematis opened fully, telling me I was wrong in thinking it was C florida ‘Sieboldiana’ because, with the attractive pinky purple bar to the petals, it is clearly C florida ‘Best … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Grand

Clematis montana ‘Grandiflora’ above is climbing very grandly through the hedge, not only exceeding anything it has ever done before but also exceeding any expectation one might have of on seeing the ground in which it is growing – reclaimed … Continue reading

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A Frosty Reception

I knew frost was possible this week so, having planted out most of my dahlias a couple of weeks ago, I covered them up on Monday with netting cloches. The weather app on my phone has shown me that the … Continue reading

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