‘Warm wishes’ in a vase on Monday

Every Monday, Cathy at Rambling in the garden shares her best blooms with gardeners around the world. My contribution was collected quickly from the garden on a very wet bank holiday Monday.

The huge clematis blooms were irresistible, they are rambling through the weigela, and it looks like they are Clematis ‘Ines’ and ‘Nioble’ which sounds rather like an obscure Shakespearean romance. I’ve used a little garden wire to support their droopy heads, just visible in the image below.

The peach rose is one that I bought about 15 years ago at Woolworths as a bare root bargain, and it’s moved with me from garden to garden ever since. It is the first of the roses I brought from our last house to come into flower, and it’s a lovely soft peach colour with a wonderfully sweet and fruity aroma.  I’d be delighted if anyone knows this variety, it seems to resemble one called Warm Wishes but I’ve long lost the label so can’t be sure.

The vase was picked up at the Frome Collectors and Flea Market last week, it’s made of brass and in an unusual hexagonal shape. The decorative flowers are in similar tones to the rose that I’m calling ‘Warm wishes.’

From the top, we have ‘warm wishes’ and pink rose, clematis Niobe, clematis Ines, Dahlia, snapdragon, canterbury bells, red valerian, and another pink rose. Sorry I can’t be more informative with the varieties!

The mystery rose is abundant, whatever it is!

In other garden news, I’m just about ready for my ‘Frome Blooms’ flower stall at the Frome Independent market on Sunday 4 June. Here’s a couple of the salad baskets having a good drink of bank holiday rain, and some rose buds that I’m hoping will be blooming just in time!​

If you’re in Frome next Sunday, please pop by and say hi!


5 thoughts on “‘Warm wishes’ in a vase on Monday

  1. Wiring the clematis is a good idea and one that I must try as they never hang the way you want them to! Your new vase is certainly just right for your little collection of blooms , which look most attractive together. Good luck with your stall next week 🙂


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