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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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Six on Saturday: Never Too Many Clematis

I make no apology for choosing clematis again for my Six on Saturday as I am sure most gardeners will agree that one can never have too many of them. Out of interest, and to help me remember the names … Continue reading

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Six (or Seven) Clinging Clambering Clematis on Saturday

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 … Continue reading

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On the Wind

Abigail may have merely waved at us but Barney certainly shook our hand very firmly, leaving a few twiggy branches around and a couple of our neighbour’s fence panels down. Any residual breeze now carries with it the delightful scent … Continue reading

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A Post

…about a post – well, several posts, posts with clematis growing up them. Firstly, in the clematis colonnade John Howells is strutting his stuff at the feet of Hagley Hybrid, the latter now flowering across the top of the structure. … Continue reading

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