I feel a bit guilty, I love this page, it is so lively. But, I don't have any pics of clematis to post,I have a need though to practise posting pictures (an almost involved procedure). I have a picture I took today of a an Australian native that would look wonderful in company with the right clem. It is Macropegia Fulignosa - the black Kangaroo Paw. A strange looking flower but hauntingly beautiful, different from any of the Anigosanthus (normal Kangaroo Paw species). The flower is cloaked in sootie black hairs around a lemon yellow flower. I know it is not the focus of this page but if anyone wants to see it I'll post it (it's still in jy camera). Any comments?