Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Yesterday I went to lunch with a friend - this clematis is all along the fence, on and over her shed. It's a vigorous grower!! I had one but I think last winter's extreme cold has just killed it off completely.

On the other hand, I took a moment off writing this, went down the garden and looked where it once grew. There's a 4" shoot which just might be it struggling to stay alive. Will have to keep a watch on it.

Dainty little flowers which, when they mature, turn into fluffy white balls of seeds. The 'Old Man's Beard' which will soon be showing as mounds of white fluff in the hedgerows is the common version of clematis.

1 comment:

Kath said...

I love this clematis. There is a Montana on our front garden wall (the short side) with a "trunk" as thick as my arm.