I’m afraid this post on my clematises is long overdue all because of our August trip to France. I was too busy both before and after the holiday and forgot to record their blooming that was at its best exactly when we were away. However, as some of them are still flowering I thought why not write a few lines about how this climber sneaked into my life, bit by bit.
|Nelly Moser (I think) in mid-August|
|Hagley Hybrid in mid-August|
|Etoille Violette in mid-August|
The photos that inspired me were taken in a garden with old trees each of which had a clematis climbing around its trunk and branches. That sounded fascinating and looked wonderful and as there are plenty of decades-old trees at our place I decided to try how a clematis would survive in the care of a very accidental gardener.
|Warszawska Nike in mid-August|
|Nelly Moser in late September|
|Hagley Hybrid in late September|
|Ville de Lyon in late September|
|Etoille Violette in late September|