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Clematis present

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 08:43

The important factor when purchasing a clematis is to look at the root system, the foliage, flowers, fancy labels are not really an issue. Most clematiis are deciduous ( unless you purchase 1 of the so-called evergreen varieties, many of which look foul in our Summer months ).

The majority of clematis have thick brownish, bootlace, type roots with white growing tips.

 

Clematis present

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 22:49

Oops, sorry !!

What would I know about clematis ?

http://www.hawthornes-nursery.co.uk/

Clematis present

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 21:32

Plant them both, they will be OK, it is just natural dieback of the foliage. Do you know which varieties they are ?

Scented white phlox .

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 22:32

White Admiral is fantastic at present, tall, mildew free, good scent.

Clematis

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 21:48

Which clematis have you lost ? The easiest and most reliable are the Group 3's.

Try a viticella or one of the taller herbaceous varieties.

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 21:08

Haha, thanks for the plug, Lucy.

Hope you like this also.

http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=3852

 

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 19:57

Lucy,

Is there a term used to describe Gardeners World journalists ?

Just curious,  Richard.

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 22:02

Forgot to mention, Justa flower size is 6 - 8 cms.

Richard.

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 21:59

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56424.jpg?width=340&height=258&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56425.jpg?width=262&height=350&mode=max

 Compare your picture with the one from Westphal in Germany, the experts.

Also, clematis do not have petals.

Also, I have heard that Aldi are selling a range of 7 cheap clematis, including Hagley Hybrid and Justa,

Richard.

 

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 19:21

Daintiness, I suggested on an earlier thread that your clematis could be Justa.

You say it cannot be Justa because Justa is ' a viticella ' and they have smaller flowers.

Wrong, Justa is not ' a viticella ' it is a member of the Viticella Group, in which several cultivars have larger flowers.

I still cannot accept that even Lidl would sell HFYoung as a ' Summer Flowering Clematis '

HFYoung flower size 10 - 22 cms.

Richard Hodson, National Collection Holder, Clematis Viticella.

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