I had no idea that any clematis could be so prolific. Well it is – and I can only gaze in admiration.
Last night it rained heavily and I thought the flowers would be scattered on the ground but by this morning after only one or two casualties it is as bright as ever. To prove it to you I took this photo – after the rain.
As you can see I planted the clematis in a large pot but I have trained some of the tendrils along the black wrought iron fence behind it.
Now this clematis has had a rather interesting history. I bought it about two years ago as a young sapling with three plate-sized flowers.
It grew well and by the end of the summer it needed secure staking. But then winter came and robbed it of every bit of greenery. It looked like a mound of dry sticks. All the stalks were dry and lifeless. So I cut it right down to the base and hoped it would survive. Read more