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Clematis

Just had to snatch a minute to post this picture of a brave Clematis, taken thismorning with snow on the ground, -3C last night and -5 the night before.

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Posted at 2nd Dec 2008 - 04:29PM   Posted by Withy Brook   Clematis Comments: 9

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Angel's Avatar Hi Withy

I do love clematis. We have five around our garden.
They are the type of plant that if they were a person would never moan, just get on with it. Just my type of plant!

It is going to get even colder and lots of snow forecast apparently.

warm wishes
xx

Posted by: Angel on 2nd Dec 2008 at 05:09PM

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Fennie's Avatar Brave clematis. But maybe that is a distress signal? Telling you it misses the sunny uplands of Tasmania, or wherever it originally came from.

Posted by: Fennie on 2nd Dec 2008 at 05:41PM

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Salle de Bain's Avatar Amazing!

I do think clematis have a bit of unsung hardiness...

Here at 'Ice Station Zebra' ours hung on for a long time into the frosts. They didn't survive as long as yours though!!!

Do you know the name of that variety....must try it!

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 2nd Dec 2008 at 05:58PM

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I picked the last of the roses today, WithyConfused

Posted by: @themill on 2nd Dec 2008 at 06:21PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar Still got roses atm.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 2nd Dec 2008 at 08:42PM

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Exmoorjane's Avatar My passionflower is still flowering, bless its heart.......though of course I'm a wet old westerner....

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 2nd Dec 2008 at 09:55PM

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Frances's Avatar Brave indeed. Every time that I see or, more rarely over here, hear the word clamatis, I think of a friend's cottage in Surrey, and the first time that I saw that flower.

Hoping that you will be showing us another picture in early spring 2009.

xo

Posted by: Frances on 3rd Dec 2008 at 01:55AM

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Camilla's Avatar I love the Clematis's Withy, we have some summer flowering ones. A few flowers of the Ophelia Rose out still, although I do not expect for much longer with this sudden frost we have had recently.

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 3rd Dec 2008 at 02:17AM

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Cait's Avatar Wow.
I have a magnolia in bud, is that usual Withy?

Posted by: Cait on 3rd Dec 2008 at 10:10PM

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