Autumn at Great Dixter

If a picture paints a thousand words, there is at least a novella here and so I'll let the photographs do the talking. (These images are 'reverse engineered' from the larger Facebook Album referred to in a recent post - the originals are still hiding in the computer...) These pictures catalogue my September 2011 visit…

Great Dixter for Facebook

I've been trying to find the photographs from my September 2011 visit to Great Dixter, Christopher Lloyd's superb garden in Sussex - but they are clearly misfiled somewhere in the deeper recesses of my computer.... An album of 135 pics is to be found on my Facebook page, with the link below, though this only…

This blowsy old girl makes a splendid show

Clematis Mrs Cholmondeley, in my garden today 'This blowsy old girl makes a splendid show.' 'A (blue) large-flowered clematis that simply can't stop flowering. From tip to tip the early flowers are very large, but because of the narrow sepals and large gaps between them towards the base, one's impression is not so much of…

Clematis, Queen of Climbers

Rebecca, a Raymond Evison clematis (The Chelsea feature for 2008 and named after Raymond Evison's eldest daughter. Clematis Rebecca has stunning large red flowers and flowers freely over a long season.) Today I have mostly been working with, and reading this evening about, clematis. The large, summer flowering varieties are coming into bloom in a…