Richard Hodson

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Clematis identification and problem solving

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 19:26

Looks like possibly Etoile Violette and Justa, have you been to Morrisons ?

Personally, I would chop the plants hard back now, give them a few watering cans full of rainwater, then chop them hard back again in Spring, you need to develop a good root system first.

Pruning clematis montana in Autumn?

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 20:38

If you decide to prune it back a bit at present, you won't harm the plant but, as stated by Fairygirl, you will forfeit some flowers next Spring.  Now is the best time to take clematis montana cuttings., so you can use some of the material that you remove.

Identifying clematis

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 11:55

Yes, it's been a good season, thank you very much.  Also thanks to Taylors Clematis for marketing my new clematis Carol Klein and the launch by them at Tatton Park in July, the response has been staggering.

Identifying clematis

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 07:53

The narrow sepals suggest Flammula Group, but a bit more information, please ?

Possibly this  

Name this Clematis and Pruning

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 15:53


Clematis Accidental damage

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 20:22

The flowering period for Bees Jubilee is over for this year, it flowers May / June on old wood, you may get a few flowers August / September on the new shoots that are now appearing.


Posted: 09/07/2017 at 23:02

Clematis vary in height from 30 cms to 15 metres when fully grown, so without knowing the varietie(s) it is difficult to comment.

My Clematis Violette is looking poorly

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 17:31

Powdery mildew, it happens when the plant is stressed, for example if the roots are dry.

Three clematis to identify

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 17:23

I think it would be a good idea to prune your Nelly Moser hard back in February, it will flower later with smaller flowers, but, your plant should develop more flowering stems and obviously more flowers, you could revert back to the Group 2 pruning regime the year after if you wanted.  I collect most of the seeds from the clematis here and sow them, well worth the effort as you never know what you will end up with, Nelly Moser seeds do not produce Nelly Moser clematis.

Three clematis to identify

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 21:51

In my opinion, you can prune them all in February, treat them as Group 3, and they will then flower later on new wood, with smaller flowers, OR, don't prune them, treat them as Group 2, and they will all flower on old wood with larger flowers.   I am saying that these Groups 1,2, 3 ( or A,B,C ) are man made, the plants are pruned to suit the gardener, not the plant.   Just my opinion, shoot me down !!

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