Richard Hodson


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Clematis ' Doctor Mary '

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 22:53

It is in a large terracotta pot with 3 cane sticks forming a tripod, I wind it round the canes

Clematis

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 19:02

Sinister !!              But I like it !!

Clematis ' Doctor Mary '

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 19:00

For the ' anoraks ' of the clematis world !!

Clematis ' Doctor Mary '

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 17:40


The plant is grown in a pot outdoors, is reliably hardy, but I bring it in to the greenhouses when the weather is really bad for the sake of the pot.


It is a Japanese cultivar, named for Dr. Mary Toomey, the well known and much respected lecturer and author of several clematis books,


Here she is last year on a visit to our garden after a clematis lecture in our local village hall, accompanied with the Hardy Plant Society, Ranunculacae Group, a wonderful day, which I will never forget.

Clematis ' Doctor Mary '

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 12:36


We grow it in a large terracotta pot with canes for support, only about 1 metre tall. Special.

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Clematis

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 20:03

The Viticellas are my favourite Group of clematis, but I also like the Viorna Group, small bell flowers in amazing colours,  and the Tangutica Group, mainly yellows which flower through until October, followed by beautiful seedheads.

Sweet autumn clematis

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 07:56
Ladybird4 says:

Spectacular! There is something a little 'alien' about the seedheads too.


#Yes, I agree, also, the seedheads are huge in comparison to the flower size


See original post

 

Sweet autumn clematis

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 22:08

I think so, too, Brian, the coloured clematis looks like Ville de Lyon.

Sweet autumn clematis

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 20:24


Gorgeous seedheads, too.

Sweet autumn clematis

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 20:20


Got this clematis pitcheri from a pal in Chicago, it grows wild in Illinois.

Last edited: 18 April 2017 20:21:18

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