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Bravely Putting on a Face New Years Day

02 January 2010 17:37:01
Delicate Clematis Freckles

Delicate Clematis Freckles

Well at Cloncaw a lot of plants have suffered with the wind and cold, the Smoke bush is very frazelled and lots of other plants need to be tidied up but think I'm going to wait till the cold retreats. Providing a bit of colour in the garden are the many shrubs including the firery dogwood that just glows in the sun, the varigated euphorbia and the various heuchra provide colour here and there. Lots of plants have new growth appearing so I hope this continuing cold spell doesn't cause them a set back. Plants flowering were Skimma,Daphane, Anenome The Bride, a poor lone frozen anenome, hellebore flowers just peeping up, polyanthus, rose buds in the East gable bed although don't think they will open but I'll keep hoping. The Clematis Freckles planted beneath the wisteria has survived the cold with a couple of very delicate flowers, hopefully next year it'll be better once it's more established. On the clematis at the arch growth is appearing and the evergreen clematis in a pot looks like it might flower shortly so I'm hoping as the month progresses that colour will become more dominant. I'm venturing out to Armagh to a Peter Corry concert this evening hope the snow stays away until I get home again.

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 02 January 2010 17:40:26

Enjoy yourself, Cloncaw.

Periwinkle Periwinkle 02 January 2010 17:41:02

What a lovely Clematis! what is its normal time to bloom!

Myrtle Myrtle 02 January 2010 17:42:16

Thats a beautiful Clematis and unusual colouring and unusual to see it at this time in flower.

fran m fran m 02 January 2010 17:52:21

On a wish list me thinks.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 02 January 2010 17:53:11

It is a winter Clematis, Krista was longing for one she had seen it on GW and next time I was in B&Q it was there, I have another but it's sort of hidden as there is garden furniture that should have gone into storage in the corner. That's a job for the boys to put it away, must crack the whipto get them moving.

Jack17 Jack17 02 January 2010 17:55:25

Hello Cloncaw, Your plants will probably rejuvenate when the weather improves provided the frost hasn't killed the roots. I doubt your Smoke bush will be permanently affected by the frost. My Cyclamen plants, which seemed to be affected by the prolonged frost, have recovered and are back to normal again. This baptism of cold weather will sort out the strong from the weak plants in our gardens. Enjoy the concert. The roads are not too bad at the moment.  

Mairin Mairin 02 January 2010 19:47:36

To have such a beauty in flower at this stage is an honour.  Well done and safe journey on the roads to the concert and back.

Johnplotman Johnplotman 02 January 2010 20:30:52

Hope the weather suits Cloncaw and safe journey,to and from the concert.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 03 January 2010 13:43:21

Fabulous delicate flower me having it is all down to Krista as it was on her wish list, great concert and no snow arrived beautiful sunny day but cold outdoors.


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