Triternata grew at the entrance of our round garden, by late Summer it would cover a 5ft tall conifer with its small foliage and tiny flowers.
I am not always keen on climbers relying on other plants as a host, however this one seemed to cause no damage to the conifer.
Triternata Rubromarginata, raised in eighteen sixty two, it is a vigorous grower and has been given the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious Award of Garden Merit for outstandning excellence. This delightful Clematis produces masses of small almond scented white flowers with reddish purple edges, from mid August till early autumn.
Pruning is easy with late flowering Clematis, just cut back the stems to a pair of strong buds six to ten inches above ground level, before growth really gets going in late February early March. Nothing could be simpler and for this reason alone I seek out Clematis such as these and have very few which require the pernickety pruning.
Mind you, as far as this plant is concerned I have to admit to downright carelessness. Whilst making changes in the garden, hopefully which would result in more of a year round effect, I lifted this Clematis in a rather cack handed manner, replanting of it was unsuccessful.
The garden in Autumn this year has not been as colourful as usual. The leaves on many of the trees and shrubs lost most of their leaves before getting a chance to show off. All was not gloomy, here is a few pictures mostly taken at the end of October.
A corner of the main border with the Acer acinitifolium colouring up and the Prunus cerasifera holding on to its shiny red leaves.
The Cornus Alba Siberica will soon show off its very bright red stems. In the meantime we will enjoy the leaf colour which will not last for very long.
Sedum Autumn Joy providing a treat for the Red Admiral.
The Main area of the back garden. The lawn this year will not receive a late trim, hopefully this will help prevent the snow mould which ruined the grass last Winter.
Part of the woodland area which is a little habitat that the wildlife seems to enjoy.
Another area of the woodland.
The secret garden, another area of our back yard that is more natural and not having the cultivated look which some may possibly think is all which we are about.
Next week I will add pictures of what is flowering in the garden in November.