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what-is-wrong-with-my-clematis

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 18:55

Do you know which varieties of clematis you have ?  If they are summer flowering, Group 3, and you did not chop them back to the floor in Spring then they will look like that,

Also it sounds as if they are too dry, definitely not clematis wilt.

Clematis losing leaves

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 14:52

Which clematis is it ?  If some of the bottom leaves are going brown and crispy then falling off, it is not a big problem.

Clemaitis lovers - please identify

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 21:23

Don't think I ever heard of a clematis Ice White ?  The plant in the picture looks very much like some of the Estonian Cultivars, just starting to flower now, larger flowers, maybe Teksa ?

Yours looks like it could be Rouge Cardinale, Netherfield.

You may think I'm bragging

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 22:09

I doubt very much that Thompson and Morgan will have the same plants as you, they may have done the same crosses, but will not have exactly the same offspring,

Go ahead and get them bulked up, named, and market them, they are all beautiful cultivars of very gardenworthy plants, perfect for English summer gardens.

Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal'

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 17:13

Not wilt, the cold winds are to blame, give it a bucketful of water.

What is going on with my Clematis?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 18:29

Clematis wilt is rather like global warming and swine flu, you hear a lot about it but never actually see it.  This is not clematis wilt, it is a sign that the plant is too dry.

Clematis integrifolia - a hard nut?

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 18:04

Next time try a few in a zippy freezer bag, I use the 7 inch squares from Tesco, put a handful of damp medium vermiculite in the bag, put the seeds in and shake up, then seal the bag.  Don't forget to write details on the bag

Put it somewhere warm and dark, don't unzip the bag until you see the green shoots appearing, then prick out seedlings when big enough and re-seal the bag, they don't all germinate at once.

If the integrifolias are true species wild collected, which I doubt, they will be true to type, blue about 3 ft. high.

If the seeds are garden or nursery collected, you have a possibility of raising white or pink forms of integrifolia from the seeds, don't give up, they are easy to grow and are wonderful border plants.

Clematis nelly moser

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 19:06

Nothing beats growing your own new clematis from seed, I have registered several new varieties, the latest being a new pink herbaceous called Carol Klein, with Carol's approval I hasten to add, not yet available to purchase.

To genuine enthusiasts I have plenty of spare seed, free, and will show you how to germinate them rapidly,

E-mail me if genuinely interested, see website www.hawthornes-nursery.co.uk

Details of the new Carol Klein can be found on Clematis on the Web A to Z

Clematis flowering problems

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 22:22

If they have large double flowers and one is Josephine, then they are not group 3 clematis.

Clematis flowering problems

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 22:25

Leigh2, do you know which 2 clematis you have ?  Are they viticellas, texensis, herbaceous, species or what ?  Most of these are summer flowering, group 3, but their growing requirements are very different, some need to be planted deep, others don't.  There are some  compact forms of summer clematis ideal for pots including some very gardenworthy Estonian cultivars, they are Late Large Flowered Group.

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