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A new flower for Guernsey's Girl Guides
New Girl Guide clematis
The new Clematis was bred over 10 years by Raymond Evison

As Girl Guiding UK celebrates its 100th birthday Guernsey's Guides have unveiled a clematis bred specially for the event.

The plant was bred by Raymond Evison and he explained it took between eight and 10 years to breed this variety.

He added: "It's a brilliant idea... I'm very keen on encouraging young people to get involved with plants."

The idea came from Guides centenary champion, Jenny Falla, and Guides all over the island planted the flowers.

As well as being unveiled publicly in Guernsey for the first time in May 2010 the Clematis will form a part of the Girl Guides garden at the Hampton Court Flower Show, which Jenny said was "really exciting".

Girl Guides clematis
The new breed of clematis has a distinctive purple coloured flower

The Guides themselves were also very excited about the new plant, which they described as very pretty and said was "a really good plant to plant".

Lady Malbon is president of Girl Guiding in Guernsey and was lucky enough to have the first of the new breed planted in the garden at Government House late in 2009.

She said: "It's very special and it's been done for such a nice occasion."




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