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clematis

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 16:22

BrummieBen, I didnt realise there was such a thread, Ill do that.

creeps, this is a good reference site for clamatis plants..

http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk

I dont know where you are in the country but you could contact a specialist clamatis nursery such as Taylors in Doncaster and ask if any are good for insects etc

http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk

clematis

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 12:14

Thanks jatnikapyar. Whilst it does look nice in the summer it has little to no interest in the winter. I concentrate on trying to get the best look for me in the summer, and im happy for the garden to look bare in the winter whilst resting.

Click on thie following photo of how it looked when I moved into the house 5 yrs ago, quite uninspiring..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/001-21.jpg

 

And last sumer.. 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/Garden6.jpg

 

 

Heres another of my clematis (Nelly Moser) growing in a planter I made from floorboards..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/Garden5.jpg

 

 

Trees that provide cover for a small garden please!!

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 12:09

For a smallish tree have a look at Amelanchire Lamarckii (June Berry Tree)

 

clematis

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 18:49

Actually yes, I do recall sprinkling sone clematis food around the soil. I shall have to remember to do the same this year. 

clematis

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 18:42

Thanks GG. It really performed well last year and surprised me with the amount of flowers. Thou it had spent the previous 2 years in a pot being moved aroun my garden. Im hoping now that it has settled that it will do just as well or better this year.

Sunflower recommendation?

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 18:31

lilylouise, I received your parcel today and Ive sent you a private message. Many thanks

Plants for complete shaded areas

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 18:30

Hostas should grow well in shade.

clematis

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 18:05

Im not sure about how well they attreact bees, but heres a photo of one of my favourite Clematis called Dr Ruppel growing over my archway. I love its colour ....

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps37424126.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps0fbe0229.jpg

 

 

Sunflower recommendation?

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 13:12

Vincents Mixture look good, thanks.

Online seed suppliers?

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 22:10

Many thanks for the suggestions, I'll have a look at them all and get some orders placed. 

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