When photographing my flowers for the last post, my Colchicums and Clematis hid their blooms for another couple of days. I could see the colchicum buds developing, but they weren’t open in time, I have also been waiting for my Clematis to flower all summer and thought it wasn’t going to manage it this year.
Yes, we have had a lot of rain!
My late flowering Clematis is C. viticella Rouge Cardinal and it must be about 10 yrs since it last flowered! I had almost given up on it and was on the point of digging it out!
The clematis is supposed to flower on one of the uprights to the arbour in the back garden, it has climbed the upright, then crawled right along the hoizontal beam along the front, to the end and is now flowering with the honeysuckle about about 18ft from where it began!
Now that it is October, it is lovely to find new flowers when I go for my daily wander.