Tag Archives: clematis

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

Posted in climbers, Gardens, Six on Saturday | Tagged , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Gardening, Gardens, projects | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in Gardening, Gardens, Six on Saturday | Tagged , , | 21 Comments

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

Posted in container & basket plants, Gardening, Gardens | Tagged , | 12 Comments

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

Posted in Gardening, Gardens, Six on Saturday | Tagged | 25 Comments

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

Posted in climbers, Gardening, Gardens, Six on Saturday | Tagged , | 25 Comments

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

Posted in garden structure, Gardening, Gardens | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments