Posted: 21/07/2016 at 10:39
Thanks Busy. That's probably it. I did have a Perle d'Azur but over the years I have planted about 60 clems and only have 32 that have survived the horrors of bad winters. I'm quite good on hardy clems now!
Joyce, I have taken cuttings and divisions and will be collecting seed. I have a list of essential clems to buy from my favourite supplier here as I haven't found a clem grower near the new house - yet. It is a bigger garden and is mostly blank canvas and what was managed garden has been neglected for 2 years as the couple selling are divorcing and have had other priorities.
It will be less exposed and not have all the hard frosts we get here and has neutral to acid soil so I can think about rhodos and magnolias and hamamellis for the future.
There are 2 wisterias on walls, a few good shrubs in a mixed hedge, a magnolia, an albizinia julibrissin, a few trees including a walnut, an apple and a plum to be identified, a rampant grapevine, a fruitless fig and some conifers and bamboo and lots of mint running wild in the former meadow parts. Two big fat mophead hydrangeas, one teeny clem I found covered in weeds and thirsty and no roses or lavender
Pretty much a blank canvas so I can plan a winter garden, a white garden, a wildflower meadow (maybe), veg and fruit plots and perennial borders. Loads of fun.
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