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Hi all ,I'm planting Clematis(Nelly moser)and Honeysuckle at our shaded front door (north facing) would one large planter be good or keep them separate in two planters. they will i hope climb the trellis together and look quite good later,
Depends how big the planter is. I have Nelly Moser with a climbing Rose Falstaff from David Austin. The planter is 100cm long by 50cm wide. The rose flowers when Nelly Moser has finished as it's quite early. Just remember to feed and water them.
Sounds like a lovely idea, when they are in flower - but what for the rest of the year? The leaves are pleasant enough, but nothing to write home about - maybe some annual climbers in their pots? They will not disturb the roots of the clematis so much.
sounds a good Idea,I have Nellie Moser by my front door for a number of years and she is still going strong a(although a bit yellow this year) she is in the ground and flowers on her own as she has big flowers but with honeysuckle that sounds good.The other side of my door has a Iceberg climbing rose,I think its a lovely welcome to the home when its all in flower.
many thanks for all your answers good luck all
It depends on the site of the planter. If it is too big then you should go for one planter as it will come in between of the front door and if its not that big then go for two separate planters.
If your planter is big enough consider including 'Star Jasmine' - evergreen climber - dark green leaves that turn bronze in winter, fragrant white flowers mid-late summer.
I didnt think clematis liked shade, north facing walls, just roots shaded
Lyn, would C.alpina -alpine clematis work..the blurb says 'ideal for north or east facing site' ?
Botanical Name: Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’ KLEM-ah-tiss
'Nellie Moser' is easy to grow, producing large, flat flowers 6 to 8 inches in diameter with distinctive, gleaming lilac bars on each petal. This clematis blooms from May to late June, with a second, less profuse bloom in mid-August. Planted in a shady spot, the cheery pink-and-mauve-striped blossoms last for weeks instead of days. Noteworthy characteristics: Will grow mostly anywhere with support. Care: Grow in fertile, well-drained, soil with abundant organic matter. Thrives in a sunny spot but will still bear colorful flowers and keep their delicate color longer in the shade. When growing it against a shady, north-facing wall or fence, paint the surface a light color to reflect sunlight back to the plant. Prune only if needed, as it blooms on the previous year's canes. Plant with the top of the root ball 3 to 5 inches below the surface and provide strong support. Propagation: Root softwood cuttings in spring, semi-ripe cuttings in early summer. Problems: Wilt, powdery mildew, rust, fungal spots, and stem cankers are common. Scale insects, whiteflies, earwigs, aphids can occur.