Here's my gardener, (actually it's just hubby pretending to be the gardener), finishing up a long session of monster grass mowing, trimming and blowing recently. We let the grass go a bit and, while away up north for a weekend, it rained, and rained, and rained some more.......and when we returned we had no lawn, just something resembling a field.
"The green, green grass of home". Tall, still damp, and felt so good when I kicked off my sandals and tippy-toed barefoot!
BUT, what a job to cut, it almost killed the mower...and 'the gardener'. In fact he did something he's never done before, first whacked it down with the string trimmer because it was seriously clogging up our almost new and expensive mower.
I really like this clematis Niobe - it has been growing up the mailbox for several years and I think it's having its best season ever. It's cut back almost to the ground over Winter. The roots are enjoying cool shade, a must for clematis, from the small (but growing rapidly) conifer.
This mix of clematis grows up the birdhouse, twining together like old friends on a day out in the sunshine.
Yes, I think this is a very good year for clematis. The weather conditions seem perfect this Spring. Blooms are many, healthy, and colorful.......and you have to admit they add a lot of climbing beauty to the garden.
Do you grown clematis in your gardens?