Richard Hodson

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Which Clematis for which wall?

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 22:35

This is on our north facing trellis fence, new clematis viticella Morning Heaven, hundreds of pale blue bells with a hint of pink interior, bombproof hardy, no vices.

Suggestions for clematis through this weigela?

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 14:44

.............pedantic, and Polish.   

Suggestions for clematis through this weigela?

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 07:55

Warsaw Nike

Suggestions for clematis through this weigela?

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 16:54

I have also recta Red Velvet, the stems more red than purpurea

Suggestions for clematis through this weigela?

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 16:52

As nature intended, clematis growing through host shrubs.

Can you divide Clematis root in half

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 15:18

Many clematis can be propagated by division, you need to make sure you have a rooted shoot in each portion, best done when plants are dormant over winter.  Any ideas which variety it is ?

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Blind shoots on Ispahan rose

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 20:27

Rose Ispahan does well here, grown through a 6 ft metal obelisk in tandem with clematis Lady Northcliffe, we prune the rose hard every year

What is this?

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 18:53

lythrum salicaria, there are lots of different forms

Don't be tempted......

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 16:08

Don't ever buy or accept as a gift even, lysimachia Firecracker, just had almost a full day digging it up, as I do every year about this time. It runs everywhere, comes up in the middle of other perennials, in the roses, clematis, horrible stuff.

Also, arum italicum, fortunately that is Summer dormant but just now it is back in several new places, I thought I had dug it all up last year, and the year before.

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Don't be tempted......

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GW Magazine January 2017

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Thumbs up..............

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Reliable weather implement.......

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Pleasant surprise.......

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Clematis ' Doctor Mary '

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My clematis Richard's Picotee

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Echinacea pallida

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3 new rudbeckias

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clematis texensis Maxima

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Not for the faint hearted..............

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First flower..........

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Rather special clematis

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Unusual new clematis

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Worth keeping ?

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