Richard Hodson

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Double flowered clematis

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 09:47

Purpurea plena elegans does not produce seed in UK but opens up in New Zealand and produces seed, here I have a new un-named seedling.

Double flowered clematis

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 09:42

Try these if you want  reliable, hardy, multi bloomed, double flowered clematis.

Viticellas flore pleno ( aka Mary Rose ) and purpurea plena elegans

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.

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