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I found another Clematis...


It must be 4 years since I planted a Clematis in the border beside the Spirea and it died, or so I thought. No sign of life for at least 3 years and then as I was looking at the Dianthus this evening I noticed something White in the back of the Spirea. This is what I found….

It must have suffered Clematis wilt but the roots kept growing. I will have thrown the label away when it dissapeared so I have no idea what it’s called. Nice to see it even though it’s quite moth eaten. :o)

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What a nice surprise!

I stepped on a peony today, it's been struggling a bit and I have been nurturing it. I overbalanced while I was cutting some roses. I was not too pleased with myself! I'm hoping that it will reappear next year. It's had it for this season :-( One of the disadvantages of dense planting...

5 Jun, 2014


Oh! Shucks. Haven't we all done that. It will give it more time to strengthen the roots up though Mel.

6 Jun, 2014


Its lovely when they reapppear like that, just goes to show that it pays to leave the roots in if we can, I planted a lovely one last year and lost it to the dreaded wilt, I've never dug it out so perhaps in a few years I'll be lucky again, I have a maroon one growing amongst my red climbing rose, completely the wrong place but its there because it also succumbed to wilt and never reappeared for a very long time and I'd already replaced it with the red rose...........

7 Jun, 2014


My Elsa Spath disappeared for 4 years, came back and then disappeared again! This year it's back again.
It's nice when things like this happen, isn't it? Even more so when it's a beauty such as this one.

7 Jun, 2014


I so glad it's not just me this has happened to. They advise us to plant the roots deeper than they were in the pot so the roots can regenerate if they suffer from wilt. We must have done it right then.....

7 Jun, 2014


It must have been a nice surprise to find it :) It's a pretty one.

8 Jun, 2014


I planted a pyrethrum about 5 years ago. Flowered 1st year, then nothing. Assumed it had died. This year it has reappeared and in flower now. Whatever I have done in the last year, ie. moved things around, dug plants out or added the right fertilizer to the soil, seems to have resurrected it. In gardening, ' never say die', there are always surprises.

9 Jun, 2014


It was a nice surprise Hywel. I am wishing I hadn't filled that area with tall plants that will always hide it!!!
Our plants do give us a nice surprise every now and then Doreen, don't they. It just shows how they respond to different conditions too as this one has 3 different flower shapes and colours. Pale and single where it's been smothered by other plants and richer colour where a little light has got through to it and fully double where it had more room to grow.

10 Jun, 2014


Nice when that happens isnt it?

16 Jun, 2014


Yes it is Dd....

21 Jun, 2014

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