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Some of you will remember the ladder i converted last autumn into an Arch,in the spring i added two Clematis,one Comtesse de Bouchaud is fine however the other Betty Corning while growing alright is to pale for the position where I am looking into the light to see it.


Betty is on the near side of the arch but as you will see it hardly shows even though it is over the top .

Astilbes are liking the rain and the Ferns are a preview of the next blog in a few days

the last pictures are really nothing to do with gardening other than my neighbour enjoys looking out on to it ,a year ago I published a few of her 99th birthday now she is 100 and here are a few more.

She received her card from the Queen plus a telegram from Ian Duncan Smith the pensions secretary(thats what he is wasting our money on)lol still it made her very happy,she had to be put to bed at 1pm after a few to many Baileys,What a dream to make 100 and be able to enjoy it .

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Love the ladder arch it looks great, and happy birthday to your neighbour!

20 Jun, 2011

 

What a shame about the clem `Betty` but I can see where your coming from (even if you cant see your clem.lol). Your neighbour looks very well, glad she enjoyed her birthday.

20 Jun, 2011

 

happy birthday centarian lady! she is looking good on that baileys!!

you have some lovely plants bjs ~ what is the variagated one to the right of the white astilbe?

20 Jun, 2011

 

Oh wonderful! I can still see the similarity in her young photo! Brilliant!
And yes I do remember your ladder arch, those two are lovely clems!
Wow, isn't it wet...have you got this rain too?

20 Jun, 2011

 

What a lovely blog Bjs your arch looks splendid what a wonderful idea and I hope I look that good if I am lucky enough to reach a hundred:)

20 Jun, 2011

 

yes happy b.day to her........... she looks very happy !!.......... and i love your arch tooooo and your clems

20 Jun, 2011

 

How wonderful! Happy Birthday to your neighbour!:))))))

20 Jun, 2011

 

What a shame about Betty being too pale ... could you plant a darker Clematis to partner her? Congratulations to your neighbour ... she looks wonderful at such a grand age. : o ))

20 Jun, 2011

 

just love the ladder arch what a good idea. happy birthday to your neighbour she is doing well was love to see the delight on her face watching the sparkler cake

20 Jun, 2011

 

What a great idea, that arch is a good bit of recycling and the clematis have done well, although I can see what you mean about not seeing it very well.
Lovely photo`s, really like the ones of your neighbour, she looks very happy with her cake and on such a special day she deserves a Baileys......

20 Jun, 2011

 

lovely - very happy Birthday to your neighbour - very sweet :):):) love the clematis and astilbes are a big fav of mine

21 Jun, 2011

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sticki
the variegated leaf is Polygonatum hybrid Striatum

21 Jun, 2011

 

Thank you, I rather liked it and it looks as though it is happy in the shade?

21 Jun, 2011

 

Beautiful pictures. Happy birthday to your neighbour. My uncle died recently aged 104. I hope she beats him.

21 Jun, 2011

 

Aha! nearly missed this!! Lovely to "meet" your neighbour at last..sounds - and looks - like she had great fun, she's a marvel drinking all that Baileys..always makes me dreadfully thirsty!
Love the clems on the ladder..and Shirleytulips suggestion a good one...saw a dark and light clem in the same pot down the road from me and it looked fantastic!

22 Jun, 2011

 

How beautifully the pink Clemantis is complimanting the black ladder.And a very happy belated 100th birthday to the lovely lady.

23 Jun, 2011

 

What a wonderful lady!

23 Jun, 2011

 

Another belated Birthday congratulation to your neighbour; and a quick note to say that I'm going to totally steal - and without guilt even, your ladder arch - "what an absolutely great idea".

Cheers................ KBO.

27 Jun, 2011

 

just joined and what an inspiration your neighbour is.your arch looks great a very good idea. thanks nala

27 Jun, 2011

 

Fab idea with the ladder! Going to have to root out my old ones now! And a hearty congratulations to your wonderful neighbour!Well done to her .. she looks full of fun. Lisa

26 Jul, 2011

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