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Viticellas opening now.

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By anget

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The viticellas are beginning to flower in my plot. I much prefer them to the flamboyant large-flowered varieties


‘Walenburg’ and ‘I am Lady Q’. (odd name)
Both planted last Autumn. They’ve romped off.


‘Walenburg’


‘I am Happy’


‘Lady Q’
All these 3 are from the same stable. They vary in colour from pale to light purple and white, and claret and white. They look as if they will be quite dainty as they develop.


‘Black Prince’ (Not an Easyjet in sight!)


Muddled combo. of ‘Venosa Violacea’ and ‘Betty Corning’ behind the garage. ‘Blue Angel’ and ‘Polish Spirit’ to follow.


‘Betty Corning’


‘Lady Q’


’Dark Eyes: looks much darker than this shows.


‘Tie-Dye’


‘Romantika’: also much darker.


‘Venosa Volacea’


‘Confetti’: a very appealing mid-pink.

There are a few more to make an appearance, but they are in more shade than these.

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They must look so pretty looking from arch to arch...the smaller flowered ones are just appropriate for those structures.

24 Jun, 2020

 

Thank you M'land. I added afew more photos, and the rose has crept in by mistake. Technology and me don't make good bedfellows!!

24 Jun, 2020

 

There is always an imposter lurking!

24 Jun, 2020

 

(!)

24 Jun, 2020

 

They are all looking beautiful and what a picture they make. The shades of purple you have are really lovely.

24 Jun, 2020

 

Its a real fairyland Anget! Lovely.

24 Jun, 2020

 

I love the dainty ones too. I have betty corning romping away too. It was a 50p casuality corner plant 5 yrs ago and did very little for 3 yrs and is very happy now.

As an aside but pertinent to the comment on the glorious blue sky the lack of air travel has shown how much pollution they dumped into the air when we now have such amazing blue skies. The same phenomenon was noticed in the US after 9/11 when planes were not allowed to fly. On the weather news this morning they were saying we have very high UV levels too and this is in part due to lack of air travel.

My kids used to say I was 'romanticising' when I used to tell them the skies were a clearer blue when I was a child in the 60's. I can remember being fascinated by con trails from planes in the sky.

25 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks for the comments. I'm glad most seem to like them as much as I do. I think given a couple more years the new ones will cover the arches fully.

SBG: I've loved the 'clear blue skies'. I haven't missed all the criss-crossing of the planes at all. Do you think after all this enforced stillness people will be more careful of nature? I suspect we shall revert pretty quickly to our old ways...

25 Jun, 2020

 

Anget thank you for that comment, it makes me count my blessings.We occasionally get con trails but our summer skies are normally clear blue (Unless its a cloudy day...)
Its such good news that everyone is enjoying them now - perhaps it will encourage the powers that be to do something bout all the pollution - a picture is worth a thousand words. Even when we lived in Stafford the summer sky was normally slightly greyed over, and that's not an industrial town at all.
In Stoke on Trent even 50 years ago the sky was always heavy with pollution from the pottery firms, and in Sheffied where I lived before that dirty fumes were pumped out from all the steelworks. A lot of progress has been made cleaning up industry - so come on aviation - get your finger out and clean up please.

25 Jun, 2020

 

Stera: I agree. Just listening to news banging on about the UV.They're not happy unless they pile on more gloom...

25 Jun, 2020

 

Lovely photo's of lovely plants Anget, you have a lot don't you ... Thankyou for adding the names.......
The aeroplanes will be back in force , how else are people going to take their holidays and get the economy back into a good place, I'm not and never have been one for wanting to go abroad so it hasn't bothered me one iota, plus the fact that our troubles stem from abroad, and a traveller/travellers brought it here in the first place, that makes me very angry when someone lectures me about what I can and can't do, then says "I've had to cancel my trip !!!! "
I'm old enough to remember all the smog caused by the fuels we used, we're all guilty in many ways as humans always have been and always will, its called progress which very often means two steps forward and a dozen back....Sorry ladies rant over, the heat is getting to me and I can't be in my garden.....lol...

26 Jun, 2020

 

Lincs: don't worry: I spend my life ranting away at the moment. Doesn't make me feel any happier about 'things'. I could go on (but I won't)!

26 Jun, 2020

 

LOL, thanks for understanding , I'm not usually a moody so and so..

26 Jun, 2020

 

Wow ! You have a lot of Clems ! They look great !

27 Jun, 2020

 

Rose, I hate to say it but this is probably only half of them!

27 Jun, 2020

 

I have a lady I chat to in one of the groups I belong to on FB, her garden is not a big one by any means, an absolute picture though, she has over 40 in her garden besides all her other plants....Definitely a plantaholic...

27 Jun, 2020

 

Lincs: I've just counted how many we have planted out: 41!
Plus another 7 in the greenhouse and others grown from seed. Rather over-clematised, I think. That supermarket that sells cheap ones has a lot to answer for!

27 Jun, 2020

 

I prefer the Viticellas too, they are more dainty :)

27 Jun, 2020

 

Your archway look really pretty O always think the smaller roses look better over archs. You have a nice collection of Clematis.

29 Jun, 2020

 

Thank you, Hywel and 3d.; glad you like them. Still more opening now the rain has come. Not by design we seem to have a lot of purple ones.

29 Jun, 2020

 

Purple and bkues attract bees more.

1 Jul, 2020

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