It’s raining again and now there is thunder rattling around the sky. It has been showery and mild for several days now; everything in the garden’s green and the roses are not especially thrilled as their petals are bashed by the rain.
Today’s plant is another clematis, one that I bought last autumn in the local supermarket and which has flowered prolifically this spring. This one is called “Piilu” and I discovered on the clematis website it was named by Uno Kivistik, an Estonian clematis grower, and that in that language, Piilu means little duckling. How apt for such a soggy day!
There are both double and single flowers on the plants and it is particularly lovely just as the buds burst. This was certainly a happy chance purchase.