"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Queen of Climbers

As far as Clematis go I am a 'soft touch' I have seven different ones in the garden; trailing, scrambling through trees, rampaging over a picket fence, gently curving up a bamboo obelisk, intertwining with a climbing rose, over wires against a fence, up a trellis.  I can't get enough of them, each one a different colour.  They are unsurpassed in their long period of flowering (with species flowering in almost every month of the year), they seem to tolerate any aspect and climate - I love 'em.

The Clematis pictured above is my latest acquisition; found neglected, half-dead and looking sorry for itself in the half price corner of a garden centre.  My heart went out to it, I brought it home and nurtured it, giving it exactly what it needed - it's feet in the shade and it's head in the sun.  It is a soft dusky pink and I don't know it's name - there was no label with it so I shall officially name it 'Lainey's Love' unless anyone does know its real name.


  1. Nice post about lovely flowers! I think that whatever the name of that one is yours really suits it. Flighty xx

  2. I was going to post pics of all the Clematis but I am having trouble uploading at the moment.

  3. Hopefully the rescued plant will show its gratitude to you by going on to be the star of your collection. Somehow a "rescued" plant that does well seems more valuable than an expensive one that had everything going for it from the start!

  4. I love Clematis also. Nice blog and plants. I am your new follower and would appreciate when you have time coming by and following also. Have a nice day.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  5. Your nurturing certainly worked, that looks fab. Love the colour.


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