Richard Hodson

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Name this Clematis and Pruning

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 15:53


Clematis Accidental damage

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 20:22

The flowering period for Bees Jubilee is over for this year, it flowers May / June on old wood, you may get a few flowers August / September on the new shoots that are now appearing.


Posted: 09/07/2017 at 23:02

Clematis vary in height from 30 cms to 15 metres when fully grown, so without knowing the varietie(s) it is difficult to comment.

My Clematis Violette is looking poorly

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 17:31

Powdery mildew, it happens when the plant is stressed, for example if the roots are dry.

Three clematis to identify

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 17:23

I think it would be a good idea to prune your Nelly Moser hard back in February, it will flower later with smaller flowers, but, your plant should develop more flowering stems and obviously more flowers, you could revert back to the Group 2 pruning regime the year after if you wanted.  I collect most of the seeds from the clematis here and sow them, well worth the effort as you never know what you will end up with, Nelly Moser seeds do not produce Nelly Moser clematis.

Three clematis to identify

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 21:51

In my opinion, you can prune them all in February, treat them as Group 3, and they will then flower later on new wood, with smaller flowers, OR, don't prune them, treat them as Group 2, and they will all flower on old wood with larger flowers.   I am saying that these Groups 1,2, 3 ( or A,B,C ) are man made, the plants are pruned to suit the gardener, not the plant.   Just my opinion, shoot me down !!

Three clematis to identify

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 14:13

Possibly  H F Young, Nelly Moser, Warsaw Nike ?   Difficult to photograph clematis colours accurately.

Can you identify this climber?

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 18:33

That is clematis.

Probably an easy one...

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 18:30


Polish Spirit not flowering

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 14:05

Still only June, some of the Large Late flowered Group are just starting to flower, others have no signs of bud formation yet.

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