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honey suckle



There was a drizzly rain last Sunday morning.  I visited a local nursery with my wife and looked round to find several wanted plants.  We payed them using gift voucher of the nursery we won at the gardening contest.

At first, I found Acanthus mollis at the corner of perennials.  I saw its high flower stalks when I took a walk near my office last year, and I wanted to plant it in our garden.


The second plant is clematis 'Shishinden'.  We planted it at the bottom of a rose arch two years ago, and we like it.  So, we want another one at the other side of the arch.
Shishinden is a Japanese large-flowered variety, tepals purple, double. The cultivar name is the name of an old wooden building of Japanese emperor's palace in Kyoto.


Flowers of the clematis 'Shishinden' planted with Rosa 'Pierre de Ronsard' (April 2014)

The third is Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum, commonly known as the Chinese fringe flower.  We take a walk every weekday morning in our neighborhood, and We found and loved stunning evergreen tree with dark red leaves and red flowers in spring.  We found a standard young plant at the nursery.  We are planting it in a large terracotta pot with acacia in a week.

In our neighbourhood, April 2015

In Sunday afternoon, we planted clematis and Acanthus mollis in the main garden.  They will flower in April and May.


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  1. Dear Poirot
    There's nothing better than shopping for new plants and then adding them to your garden, is there? I have just planted a Lathyrus vernus (Spring flowering member of the pea family) in the garden and am enjoying its purple/blue flowers. I hope your plants all do well - I am sure they will.
    Have a good gardening week.
    Best wishes

    1. I really agree with you. Shopping for new plants is exciting!


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