Richard Hodson

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Richard's Clematis

Posted: Yesterday at 22:55

This is mom Diamond Anniversary.

Richard's Clematis

Posted: Yesterday at 22:29

Excellent  !!  There could be something special from the Lemon Beauty, Diamond Anniversary and Twinkle, fingers crossed.  The other seeds could still germinate, some take an awful long time. The mandshurica can be planted out now, I hope it is a good scented form.  Word of warning, be careful with the My Angel offspring, they can be quite invasive, lovely flowers and seedheads but rampant, thanks for showing.

Clematis Montana 'Elizabeth'

Posted: Yesterday at 22:03

Fairygirl is correct, best to think of all the points that you are looking for in a clematis before purchasing. Flowering period, colour, aspect, height.  For example a large flowered Summer flowering Red, about 8 ft high for a North facing wall, to be grown in a large container.  So much easier than buying a plant on impulse then being unable to find a position for it in the garden, we have all done it.

There are thousands of different clematis cultivars and species available at present from 20 or 30 cms high up to 15 metres. Vast choice. I am a huge fan of the small flowered clematis, many are ideal for growing in pots. Some of the earlier flowering alpinas, macropetalas, koreanas ( atragene group ) can be grown together with a later flowering variety to make a good display over a long period, care has to be taken to label each plant as they have different pruning regimes, but it works OK.

Clematis Montana 'Elizabeth'

Posted: Yesterday at 20:19

The official spec. for clematis montana Elizabeth is........height  7 to 10 metres.


People Leaving in a Huff

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 19:08

Rebecca  ?    Hmmmm.   The Alfred Hitchcock film is fantastic........ just saying.

People Leaving in a Huff

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 18:06

Looking forward to seeing photos of all your new clematis flowers splashed all over this site.

People Leaving in a Huff

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 16:43

Must say I enjoy looking in on GW forum, posting a few bits and pieces, learning how peoples plants react in other parts of the country, swapping a few stories, and clematis seeds, I thought that was the name of the game, not slagging other people off.

Which Clematis for which wall?

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 22:35

This is on our north facing trellis fence, new clematis viticella Morning Heaven, hundreds of pale blue bells with a hint of pink interior, bombproof hardy, no vices.

Suggestions for clematis through this weigela?

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 14:44

.............pedantic, and Polish.   

Suggestions for clematis through this weigela?

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 07:55

Warsaw Nike

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