Clematis Jackmanii to add colour to your garden in August

Ceanothus in spring
Clematis growing through ceanothus after flowering in August

A great way to add and extend the interest in your garden in August is to grow Clematis Jackmanii through and over existing shrubs and hedges. The pictures show a clematis being used to grow through a ceanothus. The first pictures shows the ceanothus flowering with blue flowers in the spring, then in the second picture as the ceanothus flowers fad the clematis flowers take over to extend the period of colour. 

The clematis will die back in the autumn and regrow the following year.