Clematis Arctic Queen or Clematis Hybrid Jackmanii When I first saw this Clematis in a mail-order catalogue it seemed that the flowers cascading down the wall on this climber were about the size of a 50 cent piece. Imagine my delight when already in the first spring after planting, the Clematis rewarded my faith in it by producing double white flowers an easy 10 to 14 cm in diameter. Since that spring now a good three years back in time the walls between the windows of my workroom are this year covered by a truly amazing display of white frothy double blooms. On three timber framed metal screens three Clematis Arctic Queen find their purchase to climb up the walls towards the gutter line and over. In winter it may appear that they have left the site for good but no sooner does the temperature rise again but tender green foliage appears with all the promise of spring and flowers as this is a most spectacular performer and I am so glad I found them for sale four years back. My appreciation for this species does not stop with the Arctic Queen, the Purple, Lilac, Pink/white numbers and the Montana's pale pink have my affection also.
Thirty years ago I entered the world of Body/mind therapy through the modality of Breath Integration, this led to me training in becoming a Somatic Psychotherapist. Much, much earlier already I was interested in Nature, flowers and the growing of interesting lush gardens to bring pleasure relaxation and well being to me and others. It is with great joy that I introduce the year long group on discovering some of the amazing, wonderful and stunning results of the creativity of nature.