Richard Hodson

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Posted: 20/07/2016 at 06:13

Michael, if it is any help I Register lots of new clematis using the RHS Clematis Registrar, it is a free service, costs you nothing.

Surely there is a similar system for roses ?

The Plant Breeders Rights I do not go in for, far too costly and I believe a huge annual fee.

You would have to sell an awful lot of roses.

Best to just name it and find someone to propagate and market it for you with a commission for you.

Most of the garden centre groups are always on the lookout for something ' NEW '

Favourite Music Genres What's Yours?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 05:05

I saw Carl Perkins live in Southport, he was the original ' Blue Suede Shoes ' before a Mr. Presley.

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Favourite Music Genres What's Yours?

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 22:18

I remember ' Skiffle ' being the craze, Lonnie Donegan, Nancy Whiskey, Six Five Special.

Favourite Music Genres What's Yours?

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 20:16

A pal of mine, Mick Greenwood, in the village here was trumpeter in Eric Delaney Jazz Band, I personally will never shake off hearing Chuck Berry.s guitar in Johnny B Goode. I watch it endless times on YouTube. My second hand banjo is  up in the loft, Duelling Banjos was difficult to copy.

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Posted: 16/07/2016 at 15:05

Looks good from here, Michael, does it have the rugosa scent ?

clematis texensis Maxima

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 19:15

First flower on this recent acquisition, superb.

clematis Twinkle

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 19:08

Redwing first past the post, excellent, should be lots more flowering soon, hopefully.

Meanwhile, here is momma Twinkle in the garden here now, just after a heavy shower.

Clematis ID

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 17:35


Clematis ID

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 17:30

Drainage problem

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 15:54

BT moved a telegraph pole, accidentally put it on top of the main drain that takes all the village water to the river, this blocked the drain, the water backed up into her garden and field, everyone tried to explain, she chose to blame the neighbours, even went on Radio Lancashire   " My neighbours have blocked all the ditches "

Post moved, problem solved.

Sorry I won't be digging any soakaways.

Discussions started by Richard Hodson

My clematis Richard's Picotee

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Echinacea pallida

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3 new rudbeckias

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clematis texensis Maxima

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Last Post: 09/07/2016 at 19:48

Not for the faint hearted..............

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Last Post: 06/07/2016 at 19:56

First flower..........

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Rather special clematis

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Last Post: 10/05/2016 at 17:11

Unusual new clematis

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Worth keeping ?

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clematis Twinkle

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A couple of ' proper ' clematis

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Who am I ?

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who am I ?

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New clematis

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clematis socialis

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