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The last six years - Part 2


By anujag


There were many successes and failures along the way. This, which I grew from a whip bought at the gadren center, I would call a success.

The fact that I wasn’t able to bring it in during the cold months, and I no longer have it, is a failure.

This beautiful border saw many wonderful plants. But the Lupins further down the border, didnt come back the third year, and the Dahlia tubers dried up in the garage even though I had followed the instructions to the letter to store them. The beautiful Acer seen in the corner died, one branch per year. I think that was because it stood at the end of the side passage to the garden, which acts as a wind tunnel.

This is a Clematis I love, and it is the same age as my garden, and the poor thing does not have anything to hold on to higher than the trellis, and I think it is eager to grow taller. Surely a success.

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That fuschia is gorgeous, and at least you were able to enjoy it for a while, so that's not a failure.
I've lost acers too, not quite sure why, but they've lived for a few years then declined into death, but perhaps like yours they were planted in the wrong place.
Love your beautiful clematis, I've got one that flowers next door! I haven't got anything for it to climb up, so it goes as high as the top of the fence, flops down the other side and flowers profusely for their enjoyment!lol
I try not to think of anything as failure, just part of the learning experience!;)

30 Apr, 2013


Lovely blog Anujag .

Great and stunning clematis.

Do you have the name of them.

30 Apr, 2013


Ah well, we all win some and lose some...Standard fuchsias are a problem to overwinter without a greenhouse, but they are pretty irresistible, and doesn't it feel good when you've trained one yourself? Definitely a success. Acers do hate wind - I lost one too because its situation was too exposed. Your border is very pretty though.

30 Apr, 2013


The slugs at night may have eaten those Lupin shoots when they were just pushing through the earth.

30 Apr, 2013


Thanks for your comments!

Louisa, I know what you mean, I did not plant any Clematis Montana in my garden because both my neighbours have them and they flower profusely on my side of the fence too! One of them has climbed up my Prunus and soon I will have clematis growing on Prunus....waiting :) And I appreciate your attitude, all in the process of learning!!

Thankyou Scotkat, the Clematis is called Star Of India.

Steragram, yes, it felt really good tringing the Fuschia and I am planning to try one more this year and a friend has promised to keep it in her conservatory over winter.

Ahh, Dianne, I didnt think of the slugs, I thought the border had overcroweded.

2 May, 2013


Pity about the fuchsia. It was lovely. The clematis is nice too.

2 May, 2013

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