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Flowering Roses and Clematis

July 30, 2017

Clematis ‘Jackmanii’ has flowered for the last twelve weeks winding its way through a climbing rose in the small plot at the back of the house. It’s such good value as a flowering plant and has the conditions there that clematis love, part-shade with the roots smothered by other plants to keep them cool.    I’ve just  purchased C. ‘ Rouge Cardinal’ having seen it doing much the same in another garden and will plant it to mingle at the back of the border with shrub roses.

Repeat flowering Rose ‘Munstead Wood’ is doing just that and was a great buy last Autumn from David Austin. It arrived in an upright box and when carefully unpacked there it sat smothered in a mass of flowers.  I could have ordered bare root which is cheaper but it was a fabulous treat to have such a spectacular instant addition to the border. I fed all the roses a month ago with a rose feed at the base to encourage more flowers and R. ‘Iceberg’ has new buds as does R. ‘Ferdinand Pichard’.

There’s been too much rain to get to the allotment for a serious session but the tomatoes are ripening and are delicious …

Ammi majus has filled two vases this week and lasts for days. Here it is with dahlias and Alchemilla mollis…

and here with Hydrangea ‘Madame Emile Mouillere’…

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2017 2:36 pm

    Oh, hasn’t the rain been disruptive? Your ruby coloured clematis and rose are looking very healthy, most here have succcumbed to mildew/blackspot.

  2. August 9, 2017 3:36 pm

    Aren’t clematis handy performers? I am a bit useless about cutting through their stems at ground level when I am tidying up or when I am pruning shrubs, but I love them and need to get more.

    • August 9, 2017 4:13 pm

      Yes I have been known to do that and you end up hauling five metres of lovely strong growth out cos it’s hanging free.

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