The nodding campanulate flowers of Clematis rehderiana.
In its new location my C. rehderiana has found a new lease on life.
I am finally able to enjoy Clematis rehderiana. For years it languished, in what was obviously the wrong place of the garden, it never flowered and produced only a few vines and unattractive leaves.
This Spring I decided to dig it out and throw it on the compost, but when I lifted it with a fork I discovered a very healthy looking root system. Taking pity on the plant decided to give it another chance and re-planted it on a west facing fence and from there it really took off. It obviously enjoys this cool Fall weather and has bloomed steadily for the last three weeks and shows no sign of stopping.
The weather forecast for the next two weeks ( should we believe them?) predicts night time temperatures of 5C and higher, so the frost, that would surely be the downfall of C. rehderiana, is still a while away. And I am hoping that the fabulous Fall weather that we are experiencing now continues until then.