Going up in the world with Clematis (more pretty things from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show)

Plenty of glorious clematis on display last month, particularly on the Thorncroft Clematis exhibit. Really makes me want to grow more at home! I spoke to a very helpful past Secretary of the British Clematis Society - http://www.britishclematis.org.uk/ - and if my love affair with roses ever falters then I'm certain to hot foot it…

Daphne odora Aureomarginata, Edgeworthia chrysantha, Double Primulas, Hellebores, Crocus and Almond Blossom – A Day in the Life….

I am blessed with the scent of this beautiful plant - drifting across the nursery and Siren-like, it calls to me so that I can breathe in more of this delicious fragrance. Sweet, honeyed, hints of lily and jasmine, citrus, intense but not cloying. Fleeting too on the breeze, caught and then lost again. I…

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…