Below is Vit. Polish Spirit a good vigorous clematis which should have had more of a helping hand into the Laburnum. Top right is a similar coloured petunia in a hanging basket.
Also at the back of the house is another Vit. Polish Spirit this performs even better, with all the many clematis to choose from what a pity I managed to duplicate these but lovely anyway.
Below is Vit. Alba Luxurians, it has the most unusual markings of green on the flowers. It is a very vigorous clematis and had to be moved from it's original position because it was so large. It didn't like the move Clematis rarely do, but it has settled and growing well again.
Vit. Royal Velours was one of my favourites but I don't think I like the rounded petal shapes as much as others. It grows in the most adverse conditions against a wall facing north and because there are a lot of climbers on the wall, it does not get much rainfall to the roots, although when I remember I do give it a bit extra water.
This was a cutting from a Viticella taken some years ago and I lost the label so not sure which one but it does look very much like another Polish Spirit.
I do like it growing in the Gleditsia
I am very pleased with how he has grown although he is covering my rather sad Robinia I do not think either will come to harm.