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I would have liked som named varieties for good late flowers -
more information in general please Ruth
I appreciate any help and advice I can get. We had the most glorious clematis (Dr. Ruppel) last year, it seemed to bloom continuously but what a disappointment this year - very few blooms . Where did I go wrong? If pruning was the culprit when is it to be pruned. I know so little about clematis or for that matter any other plants but unfortunately, my dear husband is not well and no longer able to garden so my garden is no longer picture perfect! Thank you for any advice.
what is happening to my summer clematis it is flowering great but the leaves are not good some places they are marked i keep taking these this wilt please advise me if possible.thank you
i found this article very interesting as i am a new comer to gardening.


I have a clematis that is about 3 years old and supported, in a pot. Since last year the whole plant has purple foliage. no flowers this year,but fairly healthy growth.Is this down to just too small a pot or does it need loads of feed? I have been feeding it, but maybe the wrong formula.HELP! JA

There are hundreds of late flowering clematis to choose form.  Have a look at this site and enter September in the flowering period then click on Search and you'll get a long list    You can also do a search on colour or height or aspect.

The info available includes the pruning group, flower description, height of growth, flower colour etc.  Another part of the site explains pruning.

All clematis are hungry, thirsty plants.  They need a good soil with plenty of well rotted manure and/or garden compost to enrich it and you can give them a handful or two of specialist clematis food every spring.  They should bever be allowed t oget thirsty, especially in pots.   I give occasional liquid feeds of rose or tomato food between spring and flowering and I dead head Group 2s to encourage a second flush of flowers later in the season.

Having said that, a few of mine have perfomred poorly this year whilst others have been spectacular.  I put it down to stress from a long cold spring and then a hot dry summer so am nurturing them along and hoping for better things next year.


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