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I have planted New Dawn on a north facing wall before and they did very well. They are a nicely scented pale pink flower. Not single but not full like David Austins - which I love. A good rose for difficult places.
Taylor's Clematis, as Fairygirl said, is a great site. I use it a lot, I have about 25 clematis and need 2 more!
Yep, I have taylors on my favourites bar and in fact it was while looking on their website that I fell in love with Clematis plants ... and wanted lots
I found a good rose website too ... Keith Jones who has also been very helpful.
This is my choice. The colour scheme fits into everything around that area, which has a yellow standard rose in the middle of it and then I'm going to plant some rose of Sharon (yellow flowers) on the side, to take the yellow away into the next area. Such good fun planning
Comtesse de Bouchard is the one whose name i couldn't remember - performs great for me in a container. Would recommend lining your pot with bubble wrap before the compost goes in too - helps keep the roots cool.
See Charley - simples!
Such good fun as you say!
It certainly is, especially with everyone on this forum. Have a great gardening week.
definitely right about addictive I have 14 and bought another 3 I think I have a problem lol.
Oh wow Cairnsie, you must be doing something right if you're managing 14 with more on the way! Are any in containers?
I did have a Raymond evison boulevard clematis in a pot as they are meant to be and it did ok. They only get a meter tall. I have took it out of the pot at the end of the season now and have it climbing around a standard rose I have put pea netting around. it did ok but had to watered a lot.
Ah ok, that's interesting. I've been looking at the Abilene from the Raymond Evison collection today. Apparently it's a new one. I think the rose that I've chosen will take more room than I originally thought so I may have to go for only one clematis for the time being and let it weave into the rose.
The boulevard collection is what I would recommend in pots most only grow a meter high. Just make sure you are feeding it regularly.
Is there a particular feed you would recommend?
Tomato feed is what I generally use but stop when the buds of the flowers form as it can shorten the flowering period. Then start again after the flowers have finished
Ok, that's great. Thanks for your help.
I have a friend who grows Clematis very successfully in containers.As well as all the tips already mentioned,every 2nd or 3rd year she tips the whole plant out of its container and reduces the root system by about half,adds fresh compost and replants.Sounds brutal but seem to work for her.