Clematis cirrhosa 'Wisley Cream' is a large evergreen climber with divided, lobed and toothed glossy dark green leaves which are bronze in winter, and nodding pale cream flowers to 8cm across, in late autumn, winter or early spring. Good silky seedheads. This winter-flowering clematis is perfect for training over a pergola, doorway or arch, in a sunny, sheltered site. blooms from November to March, zone 7-9
Remembering Pearl Harbor. Interesting historical footnote: the USS Phoenix (CL-46) was at Pearl that day and escaped the attack unscathed. She was eventually sold to Argentina and renamed the ARA General Belgrano. After almost 3 decades of service with Argentina, she was sunk on 2 May 1982 by the British submarine HMS Conqueror during the Falklands War. Conqueror is the only nuclear-powered submarine to ever engage an enemy vessel in actual combat.