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Profile Image Jacqueline P

awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, paeonies, philadelphus...

Clematis Montana 'Elizabeth'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2019
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awomanonabike

29 Jun 2019 • Decided to try to deal with this more efficiently this year - with shears... Now waiting to see which bits wilt because I’ve cut through the stem 😕

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pelly

Whoops 🙄😱

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rachelbrooks

That’s how I have to deal with my Jasmine...it’s so rampant it would take me forever stem by stem!

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awomanonabike

I can’t believe that’s what I’ve done previously... 🤷‍♀️ @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

🙈 I bet it will be absolutely fine 👍🏼😘

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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awomanonabike

10 May 2019 • Even on a cold, dark, wet day #clematismontana looks and smells fabulous 🌸🌸🌸

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Keely

Wow that's spectacular 😍😍

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sieveheadsarah

It's amazing Jacqueline 😍

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awomanonabike

Thanks Keely. If you have the space to let it flourish, it will! @Keely

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awomanonabike

Thank you Sarah. It definitely brightens the place up a bit! @sieveheadsarah

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Diane76

😍🤗 that's fab

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Wow 😲 that’s spectacular Jacqueline it never fails does it....🌸🌸🌸🌸

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rachelbrooks

Wow. Wow. Wow. 🌸💕🌸

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cee

Oh My! That is spectacular😍

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dan5584

Just stunning!

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pelly

Oh my, that is special 🌼🌼 I'm thinking of having one of these on my front garden fence.

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lovemygarden65

Absolutely gorgeous 💕

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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awomanonabike

29 Apr 2019 • We’ve only been away for 4 days but there’s obviously been lots of rain and now sunshine and I can hear the garden growing! None of these were out when we left, now they are all ready to just spring open. I can’t wait, the perfume is wonderful 🌸🌸🌸

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rachelbrooks

What a lovely welcome home and such a beautiful photo 🌸💕 #bestofapril Does she smell as good as me though? 🤔😉🙊🤣😘

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awomanonabike

Thank you and it was and no, of course not 😘

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rachelbrooks

😂😘

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suerichards

Such a beauty. Great photo 💖

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awomanonabike

Thanks Sue 😊 @suerichards

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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awomanonabike

23 Oct 18 • Just spotted this. Not really #stillgoingstrong more #atitagain 😉

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pelly

Beautiful 😍😍

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rachelbrooks

Pretty pretty 🌸💕🌸

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Exquisite 👌🏼

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awomanonabike

It is lovely on its own isn’t it. In spring there are so many you don’t really look at the detail 🌸 @pelly

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awomanonabike

Very very 💕🌸💕 @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

Thanks Elaine 😘 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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awomanonabike

22 May 2018 • #clematis-montana in all its glory 🌸💕🌸

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Annettenoosa

WOW what a spectacular sight

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columbiariver

Wowee! You've got some beautiful flowers there Jacqueline. Gorgeous!

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grandmagizzy

💕💕💕💕

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rin_peruna

Incredible!!

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rachelbrooks

That is stupendous!! 🌸💕🌸

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jojonunes

That looks amazing!!!

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lexijane

Wow 😍😍

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clustyroen

Oh my gosh! It's beautiful

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Denise16

Wow😍

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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awomanonabike

21 May 2018 • So what does Clematis Montana smell of? I think it’s sugared almonds, OH insists it’s vanilla 🤔 🌸🌸🌸

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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awomanonabike

A prettier view of the C. montana...

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rachelbrooks

I love Clematis seed heads! They're all so different and fascinating 💚

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awomanonabike

They are amazing aren't they? And this is just your common or garden (what a strange expression😉😊!) montana @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

It's a very strange expression! 😂 I've often thought that! A lot of sayings are very odd, but I do like to find out the etymology of these things! I'm off to google it..! 👍🏼😂

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awomanonabike

....🤔 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

I'm back! Common as in a public open space and used in conjunction with garden to denote that it is not a specifically bred/grown plant! We can sleep now! Well...if it wasn't so hot! 😆

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awomanonabike

Thanks Rachel, we can! How interesting. 😃 I hope it cools down for you. It's bearable up here @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

It feels a lot cooler tonight! Although I haven't been upstairs yet...😬

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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awomanonabike

It is the annual taming of the beast...

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jaynehynesburton

😂😂 You make me laugh

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awomanonabike

It really is a bit of a beast Jayne. Honest! 😂😂 @jaynehynesburton

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jaynehynesburton

😂😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Hope you had your shredded wheat this morning?! 😆

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pelly

Did you do that in this heat Jacqueline? 🤔🤔🤔

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juliesgarden

🤣🤣 they do get bit lairy don't they !!

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awomanonabike

😂 I had a boiled egg, but survived the encounter @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

I did Jane, but only until the sun came round to that side of the house 😎 @pelly

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awomanonabike

Lairy. What a great word. Yes, definitely need scalping! @juliesgarden

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rachelbrooks

Well you remember the old egg campaign slogan...go to work on an egg! 👍🏼

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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awomanonabike

The view from my desk...I think I might need to prune my clematis 😉

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columbiariver

That's so lovely I think I'd be at my desk all day

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awomanonabike

😂😂 I'm sorry Laura but even this view doesn't keep me there (though it probably should) 😉

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Jasonsparkes1

Would love that view 😍

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awomanonabike

And I'd love the view you have from your kitchen sink - the other place I spend too much of my time 😂😂 @Jasonsparkes1

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Jasonsparkes1

Life's too short to be spent at the sink!! 😉

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awomanonabike

Too right! Hope your sink view survived the weather alright though @jasonsparkes1

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rachelbrooks

Green is conducive to brain activity so it's perfect 👌🏼👍🏼💚

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awomanonabike

Perhaps...but it's the white computer screen in front I'm supposed to be looking at 😂 @rachelbrooks

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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awomanonabike

...and a bit more 🌸🌸🌸

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awomanonabike

#fragrantfriday #almondscented ...and completely unaffected by the frost Rachel @rachelbrooks

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pelly

Absolutely beautiful Jacqueline 😍😍😍

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awomanonabike

Thank you Jane 😊😊 It is coming out of the ground under the balcony stairs then goes up. And up. I have to stop it going onto the roof - though I suppose it would insulate it well 😂😂 @pelly

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juliesgarden

Stunning 😍😍😍

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awomanonabike

Thanks Julie 😊😊 @juliesgarden

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rachelbrooks

Brilliant Jacqueline! So pleased it survived! 👍🏼👏🏼 and it is indeed spectacular! 👌🏼🌸💗

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suzyw

Excellent👍🏻 Looks fabulous. How long has it taken to get to that size?

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awomanonabike

Thanks Rachel. Although the scent is subtle it is another that needs #smell-o-vision It smells like those Italian sugared almonds 🌸🌸 @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

Thanks Suzy. It must have taken a few years. I remember my first attempt with a small one failed as it kept getting eaten by slugs. 2nd time round I bought a more mature plant, so it was a little woody and less tasty and it romped away. Now the job is to keep it under control... @suzyw

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suzyw

Best of #spring2017 on GardenTags, if you ask me.

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riakat

Ooooo..... so excited I bought this variety! Stunning!

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gjones

That's amazing and beautiful

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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awomanonabike

I reckon one more day and the air will be full of the scent of almonds...unless it snows of course.

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gjones

That will be stunning when all those buds open. We have snow forecast for tonight too! Weird weather!!😬😬

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riakat

😂😂 I recently planted this since I read it was a vigorous grower....I'd say your photo proves that! I can't wait for my Elizabeth to take off and grow. 😃

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jacq1075

Look forward to seeing this in full bloom 🌸🌸🌸🌸

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suzyw

What the BBC weather says on TV and what it says on the app are two entirely different things for this area. So today is to be sunny on and off but we've also to have hail and snow 🤔I don't know why I bother checking. The clematis looks amazing 😀

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juliesgarden

Wow that's fab 😍😍

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awomanonabike

@gjones It really will & the scent is gorgeous. Fingers crossed the forecast is wrong!

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awomanonabike

@riakat Yes I think you can certainly say this one is vigorous Elisa 😂This is 1st floor level - it is growing out of the ground under a wooden balcony. I cut it back hard after it flowers & do have to stop it growing into the gutters - but it's worth it 🌸

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awomanonabike

@jacq1075 Dont worry Jacqueline, there will be photos 😂🌸😂🌸

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awomanonabike

@suzyw No me neither. Though it has been much better than the forecast so at least it's been in our favour. Thanks Suzanne 😁

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awomanonabike

@juliesgarden Thanks Julie. Can't wait for it to flower 🌸🌸🌸

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awomanonabike

It's snowing 😟@gjones @suzyw

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