Bravely Putting on a Face New Years Day
02 January 2010 17:37:01
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.