traveller's joy


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traveller's joy

clematisvitalba.
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DRIVING down the road the other day I was dazzled by the fluffy silver seed heads of traveller's joy, which is our only native clematis.
The banks are beautiful at all times of the year and now it is a riot of colour from the willow herb and ragwort; wild clematis - that bears the lovely name of Traveller's Joy - joins with snow white bindweed flowers to cover the ugly wire fencing.
As far as their British pedigree is concerned, all started as wild plants, as dog and sweet briar roses, old man's beard or traveller's joy Clematis vitalba, and woodbine Lonicera periclymenum or common honeysuckle.
As far as their British pedigree is concerned, all started as wild plants, as dog and sweet briar roses, old man's beard or traveller's joy (Clematis vitalba, and woodbine Lonicera periclymenum or common honeysuckle).
Wild flowers,like foxglove,primrose and violets,as well as ramblers like traveller's joy and honeysuckle,delight the senses in spring and summer and give hedges such a special place in our affections.