Clematis Illustration Gardening Hints Card

Clematis Vines

Timeless information in the gardening series of cards packaged with cigarettes back in the day. The front of the card has a beautiful illustration, actually resembles the picture of Clematis alpina which I planted this year. Click on the images for a full view: George Jackman is the man behind ‘Jackmanii’ One of […]

Clematis illustration on Wills's Cigarettes Gardening Hints Card

Planting Clematis Vines

Late spring, early summer is the time to take cuttings from established Clematis vines. I’m no expert at this but found a few people who are so check out their pages (links at the bottom) that are illustrated and show you step by step how to do it. Although, this year I planted […]

sweet pea

First Blooms and Some Plant Challenges

The new moon brought with it many first blooms – Latyrus odoratus – sweet pea – A slow start from seed and a few were planted in different areas as an experiment.  One in particular the one that has its first flowers has grown the tallest, a couple alongside it are doing ok. […]

sweet pea vine young

Vines/Vițe de Vie

Some photos with names of the vines that were planted. The vines this particular year were sweet pea, clematis, nasturtium and morning glory. Vite de vie is the term for vines in romanian but it seems like that mostly refers to fruit bearers – not sure though.

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