Friday, 28 September 2007

Miss Bateman

In my last post I mentioned the clematis ‘Miss Bateman’ that grows up my willow stained arch at my back door. I didn’t show it in my photo montages as it wasn’t in flower at the moment. However, tonight as I browsed my photos I came across photos of it in flower at the end of May. You can easily see why I like this flower in the photos below - isn’t she lovely………

The photos above, in the montage, were taken in my garden on May 26th 2007. The single photo was taken in my garden on 10th June 2007.

6 comments:

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Oh my goodness... that green stripe that slowly fades as the petals unfurl is gorgeous! I have seen "Miss Bateman" in pictures before but never noticed that wonderful detail.

shirl said...

Hi again, Kim

Yes, the green stripe fading is exactly why I love Miss Bateman and having it growing out of full sun means it lasts longer too :-)

I am really looking forward to seeing it in flower next year over the new willow coloured stain on the arch. I am also looking forward to seeing my successful young cuttings flower too! Perhaps they will mix with clematis Silver Anniversary and then look stunning. With a bamboo moved from this border it gets much more light now :-)

LisaBee said...

Verrry beautiful.
I always admire clematis-- but I've never had a truly successful one. Too hot, not enought water, I think is the problem.
I wonder if anyone in my zone has good kuck.
Thanks for sharing this one!

shirl said...

Hi again, Lisa

Okay, I maybe able to help you here :-)

Clematis need their roots cool! You can do this by perhaps putting a piece of stone at the base of the plant - that seems to works well. They also can suffer from clematis wilt so you need to plant them quite deep. Check your Californian gardening books as they may advise you on depth of planting.

Thanks – Miss Bateman is a ‘classy’ clematis and I am thrilled she is happy in a shadier part of my garden :-)

Barbara said...

Funny, my Miss Bateman has a pink colour with a light stripe....but yours is just BEAUTIFUL and very extraordinary!

shirl said...

Hi again, Barbara :-)

Nice to have you back – I hope you enjoyed your holiday :-D

I had no idea that there was a pink variety of Miss Bateman – I have just seen some on Google images. How strange for me too!