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Last year generous forum member Richard Hodson shared lots of his clematis seeds with us

This is the story so far with mine. I have one set that hasn't germinated yet, but as the last but one has only recently germinated I'm still hopeful.

Thank you Richard

Has anyone else got any photos?

Excellent  !!  There could be something special from the Lemon Beauty, Diamond Anniversary and Twinkle, fingers crossed.  The other seeds could still germinate, some take an awful long time. The mandshurica can be planted out now, I hope it is a good scented form.  Word of warning, be careful with the My Angel offspring, they can be quite invasive, lovely flowers and seedheads but rampant, thanks for showing.


Thanks Richard, mandshurica will be planted.

Diamond Anniversary offspring seems pretty robust as well


Lovely, she's beautiful



She is a beauty.  No seeds here but I shall post a pic of the wee Maxima plant Richard kindly sent me last autumn.  it's doing very well.

I bought a My Angel the other day along with Astra Nova, I am Happy, Jackmanii Purpurea and Tie Dye.   All now potted on into deeper pots while I get on and make new beds.   It may be a while......

Clematis get going much earlier here than in Belgium and I already have good strong growth on Blue Angel, Crispa, Jan Fopma, Lambton Park and two more whose labels have mysteriously disappeared - all brought from Belgium in big pots.

I'm looking forward to finding some good alpinas.   They always got frozen to death in my Belgian garden.

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That's gorgeous Richard. I'm not keen on pastel colours, but that's stunning.

Very  impressed with your seedlings nut.  

Hope you get more success with the alpinas in the new plot, Obelixx. I'm looking to get a few more for here. I think I prefer the flower size of them to the other earlies too, and also the shape and habit. 

lily kindly sent me 2 tiny clematis 'twinkle' a few weeks ago, I must thank both her and Richard, they are still only 3 inches high but looking very healthy


Here she is with the new clems lurking at the back.


Fairy - I really like the alpinas and the macropetalas but they always came into leaf and bud just in time to be frozen to death by a late heavy frost.  Even a montana Elizabeth was wiped out one year - only covered a  20m fence and then gone in one b-night and never recovered.

Should be OK here as -6C is the worst we've had and they consider this cold round here.


Mice got all but 6 of my seedlings last year. 

Some more in the propagator so fingers crossed for this year.


Here are some of the seedlings Richard sent me - looking happy so far - thank you Richard 


I'm  at the amazing cuttings!


Never grown a clematis from seed, but perhaps once we move to a house with a larger garden, I may try this...

Currently have a tiny courtyard garden and couldn't physically cram any more plants in if I tried 

we too have very cmall gardens around 20 sq metres front and same back, I cram plants in eevery tiny space, I love to try to grow from seed, and I'd love to try clematis, (as I can always manage to squeeze one of those in!) though i'm desperately short of space when it comes to pricking out and potting on, I genuinely don't know what I'm going to do with all my seedlings between the wwindowsiils where they are and the garden!

To all alpina and macropetala fans, try the koreanas, same group Atragene Group, far wider colour range,  look out for Broughton Bride, white double and single flowers,  and Blue Eclipse, pale blue and creamy yellow



I have seeds of some of the koreanas.  Got them at Chelsea last year - Blue Eclipse, Propertius and Purple Rain.  No Broughton Bride on offer that I recall.

Can't wait to get the polytunnel up and get sowing.


I feel your pain rosemummy - my OH is fed up with random seedling pots and cuttings decorating every indoor space possible!

Have to move to a bigger garden, sorry house, this year 

That koreanas is beautiful Richard.

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