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Richard Hodson

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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.

clematis Twinkle

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 06:27

Lena, please let me have your address, thanks, R.

Clematis plug plant offer - advice needed

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 20:52

If they were my plants ( but they aren't ), I would chop them down to just above the bottom pair of leaves, then use the material for cuttings.

You want to create a good root system before planting out clematis, the top growth is irrelevant, it is only temporary, the roots are permanent.

Also I find that rainwater is much better than tap water.

clematis Twinkle

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 20:19


I still have your address in My Messages, thanks, I will send a few on Monday wrapped in wet tissue,

This is c.baldwinii mother plant, good luck with the seedlings.

Will you please send me a postal address, Dove from above to My Messages ?


clematis Twinkle

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 19:54

I have sown seeds from clematis Twinkle, collected in our garden here.

I have far too many seedlings, does anyone want a few ?

They will not be the same as Twinkle, probably blue, pink, white, purple, possibly bi-colour and integrifolia habit. Some are fragrant.

They need potting into small pots with multipurpose compost, they grow quick and some may flower this Summer,




A couple of ' proper ' clematis

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 15:56

These are both Japanese cultivars, parentage not known, but I would think that you are right Darren, the Doctor Mary possibly pitcher with integrifolia ?, she doesn't climb and is only about 1 metre high, the Tamakazura is listed at Joy Creek Nursery in USA, Lynne, and I suspect crispa parentage with possibly texensis providing the colour, one of the best reds I have.

Both difficult to propagate.

A couple of ' proper ' clematis

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 10:57

An early flower on  Doctor Mary and Tamakazura

Clematis plug plant offer - advice needed

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 07:35

Yes, I understand about seedlings, I grow 1000,s of clematis seeds every year and yes, I am obsessed.

As a National Collection Holder of Clematis Viticella and owner of a clematis nursery I have a responsibility to the genus clematis.

I like people to know the facts, there is so much fiction, fantasy, written about clematis that many people are scared to try to grow them.

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