Posted: 28/07/2012 at 15:57
I have clay soil and have just dodged out between the showers - so pix are not the best but may help.
cematis "Foreever Friends" bought at Chelsea 2010 - I'm still too scared to chop down the stems after flowering. Even though they are semi snapped!
clematis "Niobe" - this year's growth as accidentally chopped it almost to ground level earlier in the year
crocosmia - they do tend to try and take over.
As you can tell, I'm only a novice gardener but I do try.