Week 20 - our plant of the week is Clematis Ville de Lyon - our first climber and not before time. I could have chosen any of a number of Clematis which are in flower now, but as a large flowered red Ville de Lyon, dating from 1890, is hard to beat. This French varety is one of the worlds most popular and was bred by Francisque Morel from 'Viviand Morel' x C. texensi.   To keep the roots cool I like to grow Clematis through shrubs, in  this case Vitex agnus-castus.

Week 20 - our plant of the week is Clematis Ville de Lyon - our first climber and not before time. I could have chosen any of a number of Clematis which are in flower now, but as a large flowered red Ville de Lyon, dating from 1890, is hard to beat. This French varety is one of the worlds most popular and was bred by Francisque Morel from 'Viviand Morel' x C. texensi. To keep the roots cool I like to grow Clematis through shrubs, in this case Vitex agnus-castus.

Looking forward to painting some bleeding hearts soon...

Looking forward to painting some bleeding hearts soon...

Peonies that once grew on my grandparents farm.

Peonies that once grew on my grandparents farm.

Gerbera daisy! My favorite!

Gerbera daisy! My favorite!

Desert Rose.  1 of my favourite flowers here in Dubai.

Desert Rose. 1 of my favourite flowers here in Dubai.

Week 13 Magnolia stellata  This plant was a gift and came to us without a label, but I think it's the American selection called Royal Star because of the faintly pink buds. This is a slow growing bush but, if you live long enough, you will eventually be able to walk under it!   It appreciates a humus rich soil so we spread leaf mould around it every year. It looks good at the end of our White Border close to woodland plants.

Week 13 Magnolia stellata This plant was a gift and came to us without a label, but I think it's the American selection called Royal Star because of the faintly pink buds. This is a slow growing bush but, if you live long enough, you will eventually be able to walk under it! It appreciates a humus rich soil so we spread leaf mould around it every year. It looks good at the end of our White Border close to woodland plants.

Recycled garden hose.

AG Adriano Goldschmied Men’s The Nomad Modern Slim Fit Jean, Years Salt Beach, 31×34

Recycled garden hose.

Decoracion Hogar - Decoracion Diy-Manualidades - Comunidad - Google+

Decoracion Hogar - Decoracion Diy-Manualidades - Comunidad - Google+

Plant of the week 18 - Decentra spectabilis - Bleeding Heart - but watch out for a name change to Lamprocapnos spectabilis!  Plants form a bushy, upright mound of light green foliage, of fern-like appearance. Dangling bright-pink locket-shaped flowers are held on arching stems, excellent for cutting.   Dicentra performs best in a rich, moist soil with partial shade, or at least protection from hot afternoon sun. Forms include alba, with pure white flowers and Gold Heart, with yellow foliage.

Plant of the week 18 - Decentra spectabilis - Bleeding Heart - but watch out for a name change to Lamprocapnos spectabilis! Plants form a bushy, upright mound of light green foliage, of fern-like appearance. Dangling bright-pink locket-shaped flowers are held on arching stems, excellent for cutting. Dicentra performs best in a rich, moist soil with partial shade, or at least protection from hot afternoon sun. Forms include alba, with pure white flowers and Gold Heart, with yellow foliage.

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