Richard Hodson

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Clematis confusion

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 19:18

That's good. You can prune them hard back now and that will give you more flowering stems for the future, or as the previous posters have said, tidy them up after they have flowered in May/June.

Clematis confusion

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 18:15

Are they big plants with plenty of stems or the iffy-squiffy small plants from 7 cm. pots ?

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 18:33

Aster frikartii ' Monch ' this afternoon

Young Clematis Armandii. Novice Gardener. Help Needed.

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 21:55

Any chance of an update, please on the 4 armandii ?

Anything wrong with these clematis?

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 20:07

The pale blue twisty one came from integrifolia rosea, the stripey form was from a blue.

Anything wrong with these clematis?

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 20:02

Easy from seed, just a little patience required ( and a few cats maybe ). They don't always come true from seed so I will send some pink, white, blue, in separate bags in about a month, see how they turn out. Yes, I have your address somewhere, thanks.

Anything wrong with these clematis?

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 19:38

To Obelixx, I have just been and photographed integrifolia, integrifolia rosea and integrifolia alba as they are now in the border, flowers finished but the seedheads show how many flowers they had.  We are on reclaimed marshland here, very wet in Winter, dry in Summer.  We never feed or water clematis after the first 12 months that they have been planted, also we don't plant the integrifolias very deep.  The integrifolia plants that I have in pots in the greenhouse where they are watered regularly do not perform very well.  Perhaps the integrifolia family prefer to be undernourished ?

Anyone want any seeds ?

Anything wrong with these clematis?

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 14:40

Well said Obelixx,  Arabella is a fantastic clematis.........................the Andrex of the clematis world.

Anything wrong with these clematis?

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 13:32

The herbaceous clematis are no problem, just treat them like any other herbaceous perennial, most flower July to September, chop all the dead growth in Winter, many can be propagated by division. We have at least 50 different in the borders here, through shrubs, obelisks or in pots, we never feed or water them, no diseases or problems at all.  There are lots of different families in the  ' herbaceous ' clematis clan. the Integrifolias quite dwarf, 30 to 90 cms, but they have been crossed over the years with the Viticellas, to give a much taller version, still labelled as Integrifolias, though some choose to call them Diversifolia, for example the stunning Alionushka, seen here in our garden, is catalogued as 1.5 to 2 metres by people who have never grown it, here it can reach 3+ metres easily so needs quite a lot of support, we use tripods of hazel twigs, more later..........

Anything wrong with these clematis?

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 07:51

This is clematis integrifolia, only grows about 3 ft. tall, lovely blue bells followed by gorgeous seedheads, hardy and non-climbing

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