I love how they look when they are well behaved.
I hate the work and patience you have to invest in them, to have them look good just for a few days and then go haywire shortly after I have accomplished that feat !
Romantika is an outstanding DARK flowered clematis and with the right support it is amazing.
My idea was to pair this with Ilse Krohn (white) climbing rose which I did , sadly it was the rose that just couldn't adapt to the arrangement ? So that was a DISAPPOINTMENT.
My selfish complaint now is that I never get that netting up in the Spring before the vine goes wild.
I always thought this was War Saw Nike .. but apparently I have mistaken it for years now.
I have no idea what it is .. I have a few others in the same state of lost identity ?
This is Madame Julia Correvon , I have her in at least two places.Little Lamb hydrangea is also a support for her .. constant fiddling and pruning keep her in check.
The President (so many jokes so little time) in the shade for truer colour.
I have trained 3 of the plants to cover an old, dead, lilac tree and it can be quite a sight to see when it is in full glory .. even past it's flowering the greenery does the job of covering the dead lilac.
Fujimusume" is an unbelievable , almost Wedgwood blue, one of my favorites.
Stand By Me bush clematis below, the buds are such an intense dark blue, especially in the shade.
Twinkle is also a non vining clematis with pretty white bell shaped flowers , it can have, under the right conditions (meaning when it is really happy ?) have a pretty pale blue halo from the base of the flower.
They are in dire need of strapping down and behaving ! So that is the first job on my list when ever I get outside because it is a heat wave right now and I can't take that.
I was supposed to get Guinea Gold .. but it turned out to be Fairy Morning .. a surprise to me !
Below is a picture of it after the sprinklers had gone off.
The details were wonderful and I was so glad the sprinklers didn't beat it up.
It takes some early morning planning to try and get things straightened out, fingers crossed !