New Clocktower Place
In the spring of 2018 the Caledonian Park Friends Group planted flowering climbers
along the railings of New Clocktower Place, the avenue to the north of the Clock Tower
leading to North Road. This was achieved with the support of a grant from
the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association MPGA
and the help of Many Hands Volunteering,
who dug about seventy deep planting holes - in the rain!
We have planted 14 varieties of flowering climbers, with the final
golden Clematis planted this November. We're pleased to report that we have only lost
a couple of plants out of nearly 100 planted so far, despite the long hot dry summer,
thanks to the many hours spent on regular watering duty which required
five long hoses joined together to reach the far end of the avenue railings.
Next spring we will add the last 2 roses when available and replant any replacements necessary.
- Honeysuckle, Lonincera periclymenum 'Serotina' (pictured left)
- Chocolate vine, Akebia quinata (above right)
- Star Jasmine, Trachelospermum Jasminoides
- Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Variegatus'
- Clematis 'Earnest Markham'
- Winter Jasmine, Jasminum nudiflorum
- Potato Vine, Solanum jasminoides Album
- Rose, Rosa Madame Alfred Carriere
- Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom'
- Passion Flower, Passiflora caerulea (pictured right)
- Actinidia Pilosula
- Wisteria sinensis 'Prolific'
- Golden Clematis, Clematis tangutica
- Chilean Potato Tree, Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' (pictured below)
Our grateful thanks to the MPGA without whom these beautiful climbing flowers would not have been planted.