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Golden Hop

September 13, 2011

It is easy to miss the flowers of the hop since the tightly packed papery petals are similar in tone to the brightness of the leaves. This one is three years old and for the first time it has climbed up one post of the metal arbour then along the ground and up a second metal post framing the view of the garden. I’ll cut it back in spring to about 1m and guide the new growth along to ensure the same happens next year. It’s well worth having as a climber and more than compensates for the end of summer. Look for Lupulus ‘Aureus’ and plant in a sunny spot with some support. It could climb through a rambling rose or combine with a clematis-perhaps a late flowering plummy purple such as Clematis ‘Gypsy Queen’.

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