Posted: Yesterday at 13:32
Apologies not needed, a bit of banter is good for us all, just to say I do not have a problem with people shopping at Morrisons, Aldi, Lidl, Tesco whatever, we all do it. I have a small clematis nursery where I supply mainly the ' anoraks ' of the clematis world, always looking for something rare and unusual, lots of weird stuff I grow from seed and I breed many new cultivars, so I do not see the supermarkets as competition. I do not use this forum as a platform to sell plants. I just think that the vendors should supply some cultural tips when purchasing plants from them, sorry if I make it sound offensive.
Every day of my life I learn a bit more about the clematis genus, what I know would fill a book, what I don't know would fill a library
I went to a lecture last month by Dr Mary Toomey, world renowned clematarian, she gave the following advice when planting a new clematis " First year sleep, second year creep, third year leap ". In other words don't expect instant.
Incidentally clematis Duchess of Albany is not viticella, it is texensis, priced at £10 at most good nurseries.