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Clematis Identification

Posted: Today at 06:42

Some of the ' evergreen ' clematis can look foul in Summer, napaulensis for example is Summer dormant and looks dead until about September. 

No clematis have tendrils.

Awful new format for forum

Posted: Yesterday at 16:14

Good for B & Q, that's all that matters.

Worth keeping ?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 19:45


New clematis pitcheri hybrid seedling



Monarda still in slumber

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 14:42

The purples seem OK here, lots of new growth, but we lose the pinks and all the reds, Cambridge Scarlet, Gardenview Scarlet have not re-appeared.

Clematis pinching out?

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 13:29

Bob, if they are Summer flowering clematis you should have cut them hard back in February, not too late to knock them back a bit now.

It will delay the flowering but long term you should have better plants.

clematis Twinkle

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 23:55




Good question, Darren.

I would say that generally the small flowered clematis seeds will germinate in 2 or 3 months, the larger flowered varieties can take 2 or 3 years, some are very difficult, the texensis species and hybrids quite a challenge.

The 3 batches in the pictures have been very quick, the c.napaulensis were sown 5/3/16, the CC7838, wild collected by Chris Chadwell in the Himalayas were sown 8/1/16, the TDA 851, wild collected by Tim Atkinson in Sikkim were sown 28/1/16, looking forward to identifying the last 2 lots



Clematis group 3 'Royal Velours'

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 15:35

Try a couple of bucketfuls of water first, see if it perks up, if not then chop it back to about 2 ft. high.

Climatis Mandarin

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 22:13

Looks a super plant, Landlubber, I like the colours very much, thanks for showing the picture.

Climatis Mandarin

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 08:28


Climatis Mandarin

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 18:26

Never heard of clematis Mandarin, can you give us a bit more info, please ?

Thanks, Richard.

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Worth keeping ?

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clematis Twinkle

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A couple of ' proper ' clematis

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Who am I ?

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who am I ?

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New clematis

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clematis socialis

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clematis Ovation

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Quite pleased.....

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Quite pleased....

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Gardeners World Tonight

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Growing clematis from seed

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