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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Blooming Clematis

Since designing, or at least sketching out, the garden it has blossomed way beyond expectations.   An exception has been the rear carden wall against which I had planted clematis and honeysuckles.   The latter have donee so-so but the clematises (IS that the correct plural?) have disappointed.   I made the mistake of buying fancy hybrid plants with enormous flowers but of course, these were picky about soil, watering, pruning - everything in fact.   I sought advice from Settle's market plant stall man who brought me down to earth in every way.   "Forget the hybrids - go for the common or garden" was his advice, which I took:

I am particularly pleased with the feature tower iron window frame on top of the knoll.   Nothing would grow up it - until now:

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