Clematis
which believe it or not belongs to the
Buttercup – Ranunculaceae family
The other weekend we went to visit friends in Clombinane
They have a beautiful garden
– very old –
their house is reputed to be one of the oldest in the district
It suffered a lot during the ghastly hot summer we had earlier this year
As well as nearly coming to grief when those awful bushfires in February came right up to the back fence
They didn’t think this old clematis (of unknown origin) would survive
But it did
and is slowly growing back up an archway
She tried to explain to me what were the petals
and what were the sepals
but all I could see
was that what I thought were the petals on the flowers
were spaced quite widely
And were in various shades of lavender.
I’d like to share them with you
Here are some gardening links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clematis

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