Tag Archives: clematis

Blooming marvellous!

The weather this month has been very variable. Lots of very cold winds, coming from the east, a bit of sunshine which became very hot and humid a couple of days ago, coming up from Africa. Then it all went … Continue reading

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Scaling the heights.

My pink Clematis montana is quietly scrambling up one of the ancient oaks at the side of the garden,  at the back of the rhododendron bed. For years I thought it had died because the first year after planting I … Continue reading

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Foliage in February. GBFD.

As soon as I started looking round the garden to see what sort of foliage I could photograph, it was obvious from all the new shoots that there were, that most, but not all the photos would be of the … Continue reading

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August Flowers. GBBD.

So far, August has been a bit mixed, weatherwise. We have had lots of hot sunshine but just a small amount of gentle rain which really hasn’t been enough to keep the garden looking happy or the water butts filled. … Continue reading

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Flowers for July GBBD

My garden and I are feeling the same, hot, tired and wilting in all this heat,  hoping that we can have some rain soon,  just at night time of course! It’s well over 4 weeks now since we had any … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to look up.

While walking round the garden, we all too often are looking down at our plants in the borders. Sometimes it pays to look up to see what is happening above eye level as happened to me the other day. Having … Continue reading

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Major cut backs.

No, I’m not talking about the financial situation in the country at the moment, or talking about not buying so many plants in future!  It’s the time of year to get the secateurs out and cut back lots of shrubs … Continue reading

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Super Summer in September

With summer only really arriving in September this year, flowers seem to have gone into overdrive, almost as if they want to make up for lost time. If we start with the Clematis Alba Luxuriens on the pergola, this is … Continue reading

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The Only Way is Up Now.

When you run out of space on the ground for any more plants, the only way is up. I wander round the garden looking at the trees and shrubs, wondering which are strong enough to support a clematis. Also, just … Continue reading

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June abundance.

In spite of the awful weather we have been having for a while now, the flowers are bursting open all over the place. Thank goodness, the night we had dreadful gales, there wasn’t much damage done. Lots of branches and … Continue reading

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