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PROBLEM WITH CLEMATIS FLORIDA ALBA PLENA

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 21:23

Hawthornes Nursery, Dave, in Lancashire.

PROBLEM WITH CLEMATIS FLORIDA ALBA PLENA

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 08:42

Taylors plants are top quality, Chris sells excellent plants.

PROBLEM WITH CLEMATIS FLORIDA ALBA PLENA

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 20:44

I forgot to ask you, Dave, what size was the plant you bought ?   Was it in a 2 litre deep pot with good root system, or a small liner like they sell in Morrisons etc.?

PROBLEM WITH CLEMATIS FLORIDA ALBA PLENA

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 19:13
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 I have used this on the nursery with good results in the past, Dave.

It is not a ' risky strategy ' to prune clematis hard back at this time, or any other time, of year.

On an almost daily basis any weak looking or single stemmed clematis are chopped hard back here, some of the material is used for cuttings.

I have just butchered back a large batch of potted clematis Purpurea Plena Elegans this afternoon, in another month or so they will be sturdier, bushier plants.

PROBLEM WITH CLEMATIS FLORIDA ALBA PLENA

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 23:06

1.1.1. fertilizer has equal portions of nitrogen, phosphates and potash, plus trace elements.  A good all round feed.

PROBLEM WITH CLEMATIS FLORIDA ALBA PLENA

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 21:43

Chop it hard back now, Dave, at the same time give it a good feed of 1.1.1. fertilizer.

Then prune hard back again in Spring.

This helps create a larger root system and then more flowering stems.

Clematis florida flore pleno and its sister florida sieboldiana are best grown in pots and the pots brought into a cold greenhouse over winter and kept reasonably dry.

Not the easiest clematis to grow.

Clematis

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 22:15

Clematis wilt is very rare, like swine flu or global warming, we hear lots about it but never actually see it.  If you DID have a clematis which succumbed to clematis wilt, probably a blousy Group 2, then it would not have been killed off, so why did you remove it ?

What variety was it and what variety are you replacing it with ?

Idenity of Clematis please.

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 22:53

.................possibly Gipsy Queen.

Idenity of Clematis please.

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 22:45

If the colours on your images are correct, then it is definitely not Ville de Lyon which is a shiny red.

The upward facing buds suggest that it is patens group, definitely not viticella.

Why did these plants die and what can I replace them with?

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 22:11

....and then they knock the money off the nursery who supplies them with the plants.....everyone's a winner ( except for the poor bloke who does all the work )

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