Poppy & Clematis

 

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I have several lovely poppies trying their best to open up, but they seem to be dying off while still in transition ….  was it lack of sunshine I wonder? Well, we have had a few days of warm sunshine now, but they are still  stuck!  This one opened up enough for me to see the centre though.  I’ll be  keeping a keen eye on them – but the rains are here again.

This Clematis – Nellie Moser – is doing great and I’ve trailed it along my little picket fence. It is a joy to look out on …..

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Clematis

 

002 Well, of course, being England – it couldn’t last long could it? … the sunny weather I mean !  After being spoilt with the most gordeous blue skies and warmth for almost a week – it turned nasty again.  I don’t mind the usual showers or even the heavy rain we’ve been getting – it’s the sudden drop in temperature that chills me poor ole bones that gets to me.  Still, I shouldn’t complain when there are parts of the world that suffer so much from earthquakes, tornadoes and the like !  Hmm – I’m living on easy street ain’t I?

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Before the rains came I was able to buy some plants to begin filling up the little border. As I’m now the proud owner of a little pickett fence I decided a couple of Clematis would look good scrambling over it.  No matter that I discovered too late that Nellie Moser grows 10ft x 10ft ….

001Oh Happy days ……