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Looking good in the garden - 24 August 2008 - late Summer

Each month we look at some of the plants in the garden that visitors may be interested in finding. Their location in the garden is provided.

Clematis Mary Rose
Dull purple or grey-purple double flowers, this cultivar is believed to be very old. Known as C. perigrina purpurea flore pleno in 1623 and "double purple virginís bower" when described in 1629, it was reintroduced and renamed by Barry Fretwell after one of Henry VIIIís warships which sank in 1545 and was eventually raised again in 1982. See it behind William III.

Koelreuteria paniculata (Pride of India)
This attractive small tree of medium height on the square lawn has clusters of small yellow flowers in July and August and for the very first time this year will be followed by lantern shaped fruits, turning red in the Autumn.

Hibiscus "Elegantissima"
This double hibiscus is doing very well this year in the corners of the main lawn.

in close up (6 August 2008)

Arbutus unedo (Strawberry Tree)
The "strawberries" are just beginning to plump up and turn red. In the small bed behind Captain Scott.

Pictures: Pauline Powell

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