Today’s featured plant is in the only spot where I feel a Wisteria would thrive in the garden, don’t have the heart to remove Clematis Blue Angel though.
If you see Clematis as a plant that is just a bit too much hard work to get good results, check out the Viticella group.
Completely unaffected by Clematis wilt, and pruning could not be easier, end of February simply cut back all the stems to approximately 18 inches from ground level.
Feed your Clematis in mid March with a general garden fertiliser, then from early April feed fortnightly with liquid tomato fertiliser. At the first sign of flowerbuds appearing cease all feeding.
The back of these Clematis flowers even look good from indoors.
Blue Angel is a very healthy Polish cultivar,raised by Stefan Franczak and introduced in 1988. The pale blue flowers with a slightly ruffled look are produced freely from late June till late August. Looks great grown over trellis, arbors and pergolas, sometimes grown through shrubs or small trees to give natural support.This is a method which previously I was not very keen on always had a feeling that the appearance and condition of the host plant suffers, coming round to the idea now.
Blue Angel has been in our garden for 14 years and flowers with the same profusion every year.
Our not so attractive 1970s style flat roofed extension becomes a little more pleasing to the eye with the help of Blue Angel.
The fun which I am having with blogging has brought to mind what I would call the original English blogger, (Samuel Peypys). Famous for his Diaries which he kept between 1659 and 1669. He wrote in a form of shorthand for fear of his writings falling in to the wrong hands in such dangerous times, with Charles 2nd being placed on the throne after the death of Oliver Cromwell.
Peyps diaries were lost and rediscovered in Victorian times, translated with apparently some of the bawdy language tempered. I have been reading this daily for the past five years, a single entry is placed each day on this site Samuel Peypys Here we also have information about the man from the BBC
If you happen to leave a comment I will be sure to visit your site and do the same