Erica68


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clematis montana

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 14:32

Actually my garden is quite small but my neighbours garden is paved and so she loves anything that climbs over and spreads on her fences.


I have three other clematisuses(!!!) and they all are pruned to the height of my naval on St Valentines Day and they do very well on it so I did the same with the Montana and I should have checked more carefully..


I don't think I want to give up on it Fairygirl as it is my fault and there is plenty of fence space for it. It has a reprieve of one year!

clematis montana

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 11:37

Thank you for the quick replies.


Yes Holly Hock. I pruned it good and proper. Ooops.


I am so jealous Plant Pauper. I will trim it at the top of the fence but no more.


I think I will have to clear the larger cobbles off Ladybird4. The idea of the little patch is to be all white. I have three Kew that are absolutely gorgeous year after year and a Jasmine at one end that is a year old and that I did not prune.


Yes I do think I love this Montana too much. I will limit myself to morning chats with maybe added kickass!


Thanks again.

clematis montana

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 10:05

I planted this Clematis Montana Grandiflora in 2014.


It grows to over 8 feet and has loads of green.


However last year we got 2 flowers in May and this year we had one.


I feed it clematis food every 7 - 10 day and have substituted tomato/seaweed food once just for a change.


The position is sheltered west facing and I use mulch and also cobbles to keep the roots cool.


Heavy clay soil


Has anyone got any ideas on why this is not flowering?

my Jasmin (Trachelospermum)

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 08:36

The wall my jasmine is on is East facing and is in a small plot with 3 Kew shrubs and a white clematis. The Kew is thriving but a bit late this year so I suppose all the plants in my little white garden will be a bit late. I am so glad to hear that the bronzing is normal and I will follow your suggestions on feeding. Thank you Auntiemand

my Jasmin (Trachelospermum)

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 17:47

Thank you treehugger80. It is heavy clay soil which is prone to holding the water so I suppose I just have to pray for some sun.

my Jasmin (Trachelospermum)

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 13:02

My Jasmin was planted in my garden in 2014 and flowered in 2015.


Today I see that the leaves have a bronze tinge.


I have fed it with clematis food as the pack says it is for all climbing plants.


Can anyone tell me why it is so "browned off"

Clematis only flowering at top

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 21:36
I planted a Montana grandiflora last autumn and it has grown very happily up a 6 foot fence and then along for another metre but not one solitary flower. It is against a south facing fence and gets a lot of sun and I keep its feet cool. I have 3 other clematis Jackson? in a not very good spot and that only gets the sun at the top so only flowers at the top on its specially built horizontal support where it is splendid. They get cut down in February. So the Montana was put in a really good place for a clematis but no flowers. I am really puzzled. Any suggestions as to why?

Rose in a poor environment

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 16:27
Thank you for the advice. My roses come from David Austen but I did not choose them very carefully. My garden is so small there is no where to move them and everything else is doing OK especially the Kew from David Austen of which I have 3 in a small bed and they are glorious. So I will potash the roses and feed them very well for one more year. If I have to give up on them I will choose more carefully next time and as I will not be able to put a rose where there was recently a rose then I will put one in a large pot. I actually fancy having one in a pot on wheels so I can chase the sun round my little garden. Thanks again.

Rose in a poor environment

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 13:05
I have two roses that don't do well. They are 3 and 4 years old. I have a Bulgarian handyman and he grew up on a rose farm in Bulgaria. He tells me that my roses are growing in a poor environment and do not get enough sun. So either I improve their environment or I take them on a holiday to Bulgaria. First food of the year I am told should be phosphorus. I have got TOMORITE and Miracle Gro Rose and Shrub continuous release plant food. Will either of these fit the bill or should I buy something else? Incidentally the bad environment is a small inner city garden with heavy clay soil, north facing and little air circulation due to high fences and high building.

drooping hypericum

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 18:42
Thank you Verdun and nutcutlet. I will prune in a few weeks time according to the weather.
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