Richard Hodson

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Blind shoots on Ispahan rose

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 20:27

Rose Ispahan does well here, grown through a 6 ft metal obelisk in tandem with clematis Lady Northcliffe, we prune the rose hard every year

What is this?

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 18:53

lythrum salicaria, there are lots of different forms

Don't be tempted......

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 16:08

Don't ever buy or accept as a gift even, lysimachia Firecracker, just had almost a full day digging it up, as I do every year about this time. It runs everywhere, comes up in the middle of other perennials, in the roses, clematis, horrible stuff.

Also, arum italicum, fortunately that is Summer dormant but just now it is back in several new places, I thought I had dug it all up last year, and the year before.

Climbing iceberg rose companion

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 17:57

Emilia Plater also does well in the garden here and Hanna is another pale blue with nodding bell shaped flowers.

Advice on plants underneath roses

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 15:18

Obelisks between the roses with herbaceous clematis, all flower July to September, lilac, purple, white, pink all combine beautifully with roses.

Climbing iceberg rose companion

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 14:49

Etoile Violette is a stunning cultivar, best grown through a rich yellow climbing rose as it has yellow stamens. The strong  dark purple, same with Jackmanii ( if you can find the true form ), would 'kill' the soft colour of the rose, you wouldn't see it.

Climbing iceberg rose companion

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 14:40

Or Vanessa.........

Climbing iceberg rose companion

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 14:39

Clematis Jenny is a really good blue, Late Large Flowered Group, flowers July to September, would look good with Iceberg.

Views on Plant Combination - Black Elder & Clematis

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 22:01

Walenburg,   Richards Picotee,   viticella species.

Views on Plant Combination - Black Elder & Clematis

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 19:19

I have 112 different Viticellas in the National Collection here, here is Negritianka, Carmencita, Hanna

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Don't be tempted......

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GW Magazine January 2017

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Thumbs up..............

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Reliable weather implement.......

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Pleasant surprise.......

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Clematis ' Doctor Mary '

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

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

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Rather special clematis

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Unusual new clematis

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Worth keeping ?

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