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09/06/2014 at 20:54

Hello everyone, this vine type plant has had some lovely buds on it for weeks, over the last couple of days it's starting to flower

It's been a lovely surprise, I love the colour and the flowers are huge and so strong. I didn't think it was a Clem at first but now I'm not sure?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48713.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 

 

 

09/06/2014 at 20:57

Well, I'm not an expert but it looks like a Clematis to me, the buds and flowers look just like mine but a different colour.

09/06/2014 at 20:59

Hi, yes clematis, not sure of name - sorry, sure someone on here will know but what a gorgeous colour  Wow. 

This is one of mine 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48714.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

09/06/2014 at 21:09

Definitely a clematis - a lovely one - you might be able to find it on here 

http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/clematis-venosa-violacea.html

09/06/2014 at 21:18

Thank you both

I wasn't sure when it was growing. I've only had the early flowering types before. The buds have been around for weeks and all of a sudden they turn in to this!

I think this is the first year that it is flowering. Very nice colour Flora

 

 

09/06/2014 at 21:19

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48716.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

This was the first flower on mine, taken a couple of weeks ago, the other buds had opened this morning but it was too wet to take a picture.

Beautiful colour Hollie hock 

09/06/2014 at 21:27

Aren't they truly beautiful, wish I had a bigger garden, would grow all colours hehe 

09/06/2014 at 21:46

Sorry slow typist, short attention span and very poor internet

It's very pretty, I just liked looking at the buds...........  I'm so amazed at how the big the flowers are, I love it, they are so beautiful and so strong.  Trying to train it to grow over the shed.

I inherited this and according to them that planted it this is it's best year yet. When is the best time to do any pruning?

I've only had the Montana and the Jackamini types before

10/06/2014 at 08:35

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/pruning_clematis1.shtml

10/06/2014 at 09:26

http://www.britishclematis.org.uk/Pruning.htm

10/06/2014 at 11:30

Definitely a clematis, mine is about to flower too (buds & stems identical). I've got a feeling I may have seen this blue variety at the local garden centre I'll check next time I'm there.

10/06/2014 at 12:18

I'm totally not perfect but I deadhead mine only and then trim if needed after flowering (spring flowering, if trim in spring, lose that years flowers) . 

10/06/2014 at 12:47

It's likely to be a Group 2 or 3 hollie- some that flower just now will flower again in late summer/early autumn so if you can narrow it down by looking at the specialist sites you'll find out the best pruning. Some get trimmed in autumn and some get cut hard back in spring. Is it really that colour or is it the camera? My purple plants always look very blue in photos. 

They're beautiful plants and you'll no doubt want loads more if you go on the grower's sites!

Flora - you can always create obelisks fro them in your borders to grow more....

10/06/2014 at 12:59

Hello Hollie hock. Yes it's a beautiful Clematis. Early one I guess. I have a Josephine clematis in flower at the mo. Pale pink with a fluffy middle , blooms for ages. 

10/06/2014 at 13:02

Forgot to say , I can't send a picture as I don't know how to do it yet as new to internet and everyone is getting frustrated with me asking them 'stuff'.  

10/06/2014 at 13:04

Hi Runnybeak - to post a picture you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  If it doesn't work let us know 

10/06/2014 at 13:48

Oh Fairygirl don't tempt me, him indoors will shout at me if put more pots on patio lol. Ok, I'm persuaded, off to GC to buy more  And it's sunny woo . 

10/06/2014 at 21:26

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48855.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 This is my Clematis today, even more flowers.  It is so beautiful, I really need another one, not just because I want one I do actually need one......I just don't know where for 

10/06/2014 at 21:29

It's vital you have more OL...and you will find a space if you try hard enough...

10/06/2014 at 21:34

I really need a deep purple one, I have so much lilac colour in the garden that it needs a contrast and deep purple would go very well 

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