Posted: 23/01/2015 at 12:23
Just back from a plant-hunt at the local safari.
Didn't see any dandy lions but I got some more P.L.A.N.T.S
Gosh, I'm so happy to be developing my borders and finding new and exciting additions for my garden. On today's list was an awfully large Elaeagnus ebbingei for much needed height and leaf colour in one of my borders. It was so big the taxi man could hardly get it in the car!
I also found the most amazing Trachelospermum jasminoides *star of Toscane* for desperately needed leaf support alongside my climbing roses, that look barren at the height of summer because of blackspot as well as losing their leaves in winter. For some reason all my climbers barring one Clematis are deciduous, and the leaf colour on this Jasmine is beautiful at this time of the year, I could admire it all day long
Third purchase was a macropetala Clematis because I love them and I want something to support a beautiful climbing yellow rose. so this one is called *Wesselton* and promises to be nodding blue bells
Happy happy happy!