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Begonia Tubers and Clematis Query

Posted: Yesterday at 13:03

Which clematis did you get and how big is the root system ?


Posted: Yesterday at 13:00

Sounds like it has been damaged by cold winds but can't be sure without pictures.

Clematis - can I prune now to stop growth?

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 20:38

The first plant, the bicycle, is a tangutica, see close-up.

The second is Ribble Red.

The third is a texensis hybrid I raised from seed.

Clematis - can I prune now to stop growth?

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 19:54

It should not be a problem to grow clematis in pots, make sure the pots are deep enough, well drained, use a good multi purpose compost  and plant them deep enough.

A few bedding plants, maybe a few trailers, on top of the pot will brighten them up and will also tell you when the compost is drying out.

These are a few of mine.

Clematis - can I prune now to stop growth?

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:09

Just done several of mine, gff, chop them back to about 2 ft., they will still flower July to September, all group 3.


Posted: 25/05/2016 at 07:42

Mont Rose ?  Not listed   Do you mean Raymond J. Evison Ltd ?

They are listed.


Posted: 24/05/2016 at 23:17

I can't find Montrose in the list of exhibitors, who are they ?

When do I take cuttings from a clematis

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 20:47

Now is a good time to take cuttings from Summer flowering, Group 3, clematis.

Take intermodal cuttings using semi-ripe wood,

Montana cuttings are best taken July or August using new wood after flowering.


Posted: 24/05/2016 at 20:30

Never having been to Chelsea Flower Show I am confused as to how the Awards system actually works.

The plant exhibitors in the Floral Marquee are judged, I believe, and then awarded Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver and Bronze medals.

Does every exhibitor receive an Award ?

How many exhibitors are there in the plant display Floral Marquee ?

I notice that according to the Awards list 67 Gold medals were awarded, then a few Silver Gilt, very few Silver and Bronze.

Just curious.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:15

clematis socialis.

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