The latest additions to the garden have been a couple of climbers. Well, at least they are not swingers!
If you have a largely empty garden, barren of plant stock, then climbers are a good way of creating the illusion of tall plants while your shrubs grow to full height.
Clematis 'avalanche' is an evergreen climber with cascades of creamy white flowers. It seems to have settled into its location nicely and is finding the 'invisible' wire supports.
Akebia Quinata is a semi-evergreen climber with conical maroon-chocolate flowers which are said to smell of vanilla and appear in spring. I may have to wait until my plant grows bigger before I get a glimpse of these. Bizarrely, this unusual climber also has large sausage-shaped fruits.
|Akebia Quinata - Flower Detail|
The apple tree has burst into blossom, so I'm hoping for a bigger harvest than the paltry seven apples that appeared last year!