Macro Monday #87

(click to enlarge to full size) I only wish my clematis would grow like this, smothered in blooms. This was seen growing on a wall in Mousehole. It’s mauvish-crimson colour screams at you and the silky, velvety iridescent flowers are majestic as you get close to them. Though I do now see that something has…

Macro Monday #32

(click to enlarge to full size) The latest clematis to flower in the garden is this lovely violet-blue with magenta stripes. No name.

Ground Clematis

I always thought that clematis was a climbing plant, but this variety Clematis recta ‘purpurea’ is an unusual variety in that it is a bushy plant that bursts out of the ground in spring with smoky-purple elliptical young leaves that gradually turn to green, with a purple cast, as they age. Then it is covered…

Plant portrait: Clematis in decay

(please click to enlarge) Nalinki at Angles and Views has started #flowersoverflowers where we can share our favourite blossoms of the week. It seems like a good idea to spread some blooms across the Internet. I am more than happy to join in.

Here comes summer #2

and a few more clematis to whet your appetite: (click on an image to scroll through the gallery and for more information)

Here comes summer #1

and a few clematis to whet your appetite: (click on an image to scroll through the gallery and for more information)

C is for Clematis

There are many different varieties of clematis and colours range from white through to pink, deep reds, blues to purples. There are also yellow varieties too. Several are known as ‘Old Man’s Beard’ because of their distinctive seed-heads. Clematis tangutica  is a very popular variety when people look for a species to grow up trees and…

Autumn Beauty: Clematis

Clematis orientalis ‘Bill MacKenzie’ and other tangutica varieties flower from early to midsummer. ‘Bill MacKenzie’ goes on looking good with lemon-coloured, lemon-peel-textured flowers and then their spidery, puffball seed heads into the late autumn

Clematis ‘Perrins Pride’

Medium to large, velvety, dusky purple flowers with redder bar. Anthers vary from dark brown-purple-violet to greenish bronze. Introduced into the UK in 1991 by Jim Fisk.