The Garden Guide

Book: Colour schemes for the flower garden
Chapter: Chapter 3 The spring garden

Cob nuts and clematis

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The corner marked Near Rock is also a slightly raised bank. The dark dots are cob-nuts; the dotted line between is where there are garlands of Clematis montana that swing on ropes between the nuts. The garlands dip down and nearly meet the flowers of some pale pink Tree Peonies. Open spaces above the garlands and under the meeting branches of the nuts give glimpses of distant points where some little scheme has been devised to please the eye, such as the bit of bank to the left of Seat A, where there are two little fish-like drifts of palest Aubrietia in a dense grey setting of Cerastium.