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clematis Twinkle

Posted: Yesterday at 23:55


Good question, Darren.

I would say that generally the small flowered clematis seeds will germinate in 2 or 3 months, the larger flowered varieties can take 2 or 3 years, some are very difficult, the texensis species and hybrids quite a challenge.

The 3 batches in the pictures have been very quick, the c.napaulensis were sown 5/3/16, the CC7838, wild collected by Chris Chadwell in the Himalayas were sown 8/1/16, the TDA 851, wild collected by Tim Atkinson in Sikkim were sown 28/1/16, looking forward to identifying the last 2 lots



Clematis group 3 'Royal Velours'

Posted: Yesterday at 15:35

Try a couple of bucketfuls of water first, see if it perks up, if not then chop it back to about 2 ft. high.

Climatis Mandarin

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 22:13

Looks a super plant, Landlubber, I like the colours very much, thanks for showing the picture.

Climatis Mandarin

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 08:28


Climatis Mandarin

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 18:26

Never heard of clematis Mandarin, can you give us a bit more info, please ?

Thanks, Richard.

clematis Twinkle

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 19:04

Thanks, all, for letting me know the seedlings arrived safely, good luck with them, I hope you produce something special.

Lily, I reckon the best place is in a cold greenhouse with a bit of shading, take care not to overwater.

Montana clematus

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 20:03

I have only heard about it on montanas but the RHS website says that it attacks several groups, mainly in Spring.

Clematis plug plant offer - advice needed

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 20:00

'Ello, 'ello, 'ello, what 'ave we 'ere, then ?

I hope you are all declaring your drawings to HMRC, wouldn't want any fiddlers, would we ?

Hah, hah !

Montana clematus

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 18:51

Check the stems lower down and see if there is any sticky, gooey stuff oozing out from any wounds, this is slime flux and is a disease that can attack clematis.

clematis Twinkle

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 07:39

Lily, please send me your address, R.

That's it now, all gone.

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