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clematis alpina cyanea

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By Sanbaz


clematis alpina cyanea

this one is bigger and better this year, helps to hide the neighbours extension wall which i have to look at every day from my kitchen



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lovely...much prettier than a wall !

25 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

It's doing a good job of hiding it and looking pretty at the same time .. .. ;o))

25 Apr, 2010

 

thanx elsiemay and amy ;o))

25 Apr, 2010

 

Is this one evergreen, Sanbaz. It is very pretty.

25 Apr, 2010

 

Better than a wall anyday Sandra....beautiful....

25 Apr, 2010

 

ONly one thing better than a clematis San.....2 clematis!! lovely!

25 Apr, 2010

 

no its not Gee, i cut it back a bit to tidy and come spring it grows fast and spreads quickly,
sure is ray, i hated that brick wall lol
your right karen, was thinking of another one on the wall ;o))

25 Apr, 2010

 

Hi San, you probably already know this....apologies if you do....if you cut it back immediately after flowering it will save you losing any of next spring's flowers. They are a bit unsightly over the winter aren't they , these alpinas and macropetalas. Is the wall warm, because if so, you could go for one of the 'atragene' types, the NZ clems that are evergreen.

25 Apr, 2010

 

thanx karen i do cut it back and last year i had a second flush of flowers,
will look into the evergreen type thanx, the wall could be warm as its their kitchen wall,

25 Apr, 2010

 

lol! ha ha San, I meant does it get a lot of sun....not is it centrally heated by the neighbour's kitchen stove! ;))

25 Apr, 2010

 

lol karen oops im a bit silly at times hahah, no its a cold wall shadiest spot in garden, only sun at dinner time through summer ,, ;o)

25 Apr, 2010

 

Hmm. perhaps not then San. I have some clems doing really well in the shade though...the yellow one 'love child' which flowers May to August; the alpina 'Tage Lundell' and the double 'Kiri Te Kanawa' all do really well in my shady spot.

Away from clems, a great evergreen for a shady spot is 'Berberidopsis Corralina'. It has large leathery oval leaves and red flowers in the late summer that are like small red panicles of hanging 'berries'. It's nice but a bit tricky unless you have the right conditions. It would host your clematis alpina well, as would a nice camellia trained on the wall.

I've been thinking about getting some garden mirrors too....that could be an idea for taking the eye away from that wall.....

sorry San, you didn't ask for my advice...I'm'going on' again...honestly, there's no stopping me once I get going on gardening ideas....!! ;)) By the way, you are not silly, and you made me smile, sorry for being cheeky!

25 Apr, 2010

 

karen dont worry i know you didnt mean it in a bad way, im a bit of a feather head at times lol, thanx for addvice to as im not to good on names, so its a help, i like mirrors to but so expensive from GC,are they any different to a home mirror or is it a con

25 Apr, 2010

 

Sorry to interrupt your conversation but I believe you can buy garden mirror sheeting, unbreakable etc! I can't remember where I heard about it (probably Ebay!!!) but it may be worth considering :)

25 Apr, 2010

 

thanx for that Gee, and your not interupting at all, open house on my pics lol will check it out Gee, thanyou

25 Apr, 2010

 

Yes, indeed, thanks Gee! I've been wondering about some less expensive mirrors myself. Was going to google today actually! San, I'm glad you were ok with the teasing! ;)

26 Apr, 2010

 

Excuse me for butting in, somebody recently joined and 1 of their photos shows a very good mirror in the garden. I think he (the GoY member) was in the photo.

26 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks M75 (ha, you are now a scottish motorway!). I had a look at this website....http://www.allplas.co.uk it seems that they are made of plastic San - not glass (makes sense). The ones on this site are terrific (with prices to match!). They do have just plain mirrors as well further down the page, and they are less expensive. That would do me fine actually as I wanted to put my mirror amongst some climbers.

26 Apr, 2010

 

Scottish Motorway ... if you could hear the NOISE here from the drilling out of the concrete paths you'd think you were on a Motorway ... grrr. The more I think about garden mirrors, the more I'm sure 1 of the RHS gardens has them. If only this DRILLING would stop, my brain might remember where. lol

26 Apr, 2010

 

Oh poor you! It will all be worth it M75! Go out and have a cream tea somewhere nice this afternoon and let them get on with it!

26 Apr, 2010

 

thanx karen will take a look at the mirrors ;o))

26 Apr, 2010

 

That's going to be a real stunner! ;o)

26 Apr, 2010

 

thanx Tog, its looking great this year ;o)

26 Apr, 2010

 

Looking good Sanbaz. Mine are about this stage with the flowers just coming out. I have mine in pots and have just tied them up to the trellis.

27 Apr, 2010

 

thanx linda, they are lovely and so good in pots to ;o))

27 Apr, 2010



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