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Clematis cirrhosa ' Freckles '

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By Amy


Clematis cirrhosa   '   Freckles  '

Still flowering after all that frost and snow .......



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gorgeous colourings to this one

15 Feb, 2012

 

Goodness, what a great winter plant. Most of my climbers are looking rather limp :(

15 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks both ..I have two of these and they have both been excellant , they have stood up to any conditions and still have loads of flowers and buds ,I'm very pleased with them .......

15 Feb, 2012

 

still flowering???? are you sure you dont live in the tropics?

15 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

LOL. No Sticki , these are brilliant for winter flowering , there are lots of flowers but oddly enough also some fluffy seed heads ,, it dosn't know if it's coming or going ;o)

15 Feb, 2012

 

just like me

15 Feb, 2012

 

This is lovely Amy.
At the moment you've labelled it Wisley Cream..
should it be Freckles ?

15 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

You are quite right TT ,thanks for that , what is wrong with me today Hywel has corrected me on my spelling of the cacti that he named for me .. I'm in a tiss , Grandchildren are coming tomorrow and I've been getting bedrooms ready for them etc. Thanks I'll put that right now xx

15 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I've checked my last photo taken on the 15th Dec. of this same clematis which means it has been in flower for at least 2 months , not bad is it ?

15 Feb, 2012

 

I had one , Amy , but I think that it disappeared either last winter or in the summer , I had it in a large pot with a small blue one of similar habit . Yours is a joy .
What's happening to Sticki ?

15 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Amy ...
you are just testing out me.. and Hywel ..
to see if we are alert this week ... ;o)

Enjoy your time with your grandchildren :o) xxx

15 Feb, 2012

 

turning into a fluffy seed head driad.

15 Feb, 2012

 

I'm in that club , Sticki !

15 Feb, 2012

 

its nice to have people who think the same way ~ thanks fluffy driad!!!!

15 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

It's a shame you lost yours Driad , did the blue one disappear as well maybe the soil didn't suit it ! Sticki is a fluffy air head Driad you to ( on your own admission ) me as well today, yes TT ! just testing that you are up to scratch ~~ LOL... the grandchildren are on half term holiday ,message from daughter this morning to say she had to drag them out of bed , I sent a message back to say that we would have them out at 5.30 am , I wonder if they will still come :o))

15 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. early birds ... ;o)

15 Feb, 2012

 

Love this Amy...

15 Feb, 2012

 

Certainly earning its keep Amy - lovely photo.
Sticki . . there's not much fluff ON my seed-head, but I think there's a lot of fluff INside!!! :-))

16 Feb, 2012

 

im sure its working better than mine muddy

16 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Motty / Muddy it's deff. a good one to have , Ha Ha there's an awful lot of fluffy heads around , we need some warm spring sunshine to clear the fluff away ;o))

16 Feb, 2012

 

Wow - that's a pretty one Amy!

16 Feb, 2012

 

Beautiful.......

16 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Sheilar / Sinbad I have been lucky in that I have managed to take a cutting of it so have a nice Freebie ...

16 Feb, 2012

 

I think that mine probably gave up due to neglect , Amy , I'm ashamed to say !
How are the grandchildren ? Ted came over from Norwich to see Gramps and I today .

16 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Hello Driad .. the grandchildren are lovely they have been giving me computer lessons ,,LOL.. they are 12and 13 years old and know it all :o)) they brought there cat as well it's settled in much better than I expected , we will have to be careful not to let it outside ,it will get lost ! Who is Ted ? you have probably told me and i'm having a senior moment and forgotten ,sorry ! I hope you have a nice together , where in Norwich does he live ?

16 Feb, 2012

 

a very good performer then Amy.. :-))

16 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Very good Slad :o)

17 Feb, 2012

 

It looks wonderful. I wonder how many degrees of frost it will stand. I'd love one in my garden, but would it be OK in -20 or lower?

17 Feb, 2012

 

Hi , Amy, our little Ted is more than likely to be our one and only grandchild , our daughter's son .
They moved to Stoke Holy Cross last year ( just outside Norwich ).
Sounds like you are having fun with your two !

17 Feb, 2012

 

Love this one>>colour is just right..

18 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Hello Chris . we had a -16 recently and you can see that the Clem stood up to that temp . it might be safe for you to try it ....mine is on an open trellis you might find it survives better in a spot that is a little more sheltered ..
Driad , Stoke H.C. is the other side of Norwich we are 13 miles this side , I'm pleased that you were able to see Little Ted did they stay for the day or longer ? grandchildren are so special aren't they ! we took our two down to wells on sea yesterday for a long walk along the beach and back through the woods they loved it ,they picked up lots of shells for me to put on the top of garden pots ..:o)
Thanks Sue I think this has to be a favourite ,spot on for this time of the year .........

18 Feb, 2012

 

its like an orchid.

18 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Ah that's a nice description Junna ,thanks :o)

18 Feb, 2012

 

You have such lovely plants in your garden Amy - I have turned all sorts of shades of green looking at your beautiful photos! Pleased to say I managed to find one of these in Morrisons - mixed in with all the climbers for £1.79 just the other day- So no excuse at that price for anyone to not have one is there???

22 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thank you Poppy that is kind of you ,I am deff. going to put Morrisons on my list for today I will be passing so will go in to look at their plants ,I have had them from there before and been happy with them , I never pay huge amounts for plants I'm always worried that they will die , I will if it's something special or I have gift vouchers then it's a treat .. :o))

22 Feb, 2012

 

Its well worth a look Amy. I also bought quite a few oriental lilies (3 for £1) The bulbs are not huge, so I may not get alot of flowers this year but thought I would feed them up and have enough to cut - maybe next year. Happy shopping Amy.

22 Feb, 2012

 

I nearly ordered this one for my pergola Amy (when its built) then realised it was winter flowering :( I love it. Thanks for the nod poppyL about morrisons, ill go look for one at the weekend..

22 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

It's always worth buying in advance Poppy ,sometimes even if you buy larger bulbs or plants they don't always flower in the first year anyway ...
Its nice if you can plant a winter flowering one where you are most likely to see it in the winter YDD ,if it's a long way from the house you will not see it so much in bad weather like we've had this year .. I'm going to Morrison on my way home this afternoon , it's a good thing we don't all go to the same shop :o))

22 Feb, 2012

 

Morrisons would be really pleased if you all did, ((: wish we had something remotely like it...

22 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Went in there this afternoon and came out with two plants , when I think how much the 'Freckles ' was in a garden centre a couple of years ago it's amazing how cheap they are in Morrisons ,I bought a Passion flower which looks to be white ~ I haven't googled it yet ! also a Clematis Vyvyan pennell , a pretty double mauve one , both £1.79 each ........

22 Feb, 2012

 

Well done Amy, glad you got yourself some bargains! It doesnt matter too much even if you loose them (not that you would) at that price!!
I gave up trying to grow the large flowered ones a few years ago - they always got clematis wilt and died on me. Since Ive joined Goy, Ive been inspired to have another go, but I still dont want to waste £16 on a large plant that may not do very well, so these small ones are just ideal.

23 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I went back in to get another 'Freckles' today Poppy couldn't resist it being so cheap but I do wish I hadn't bought the white Passion flower yesterday because some one told me this morning that they are not winter hardy and are only suitable for a conservatory, never mind I will cover it with something next winter and hope for the best !

23 Feb, 2012



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