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Clematis nelly moser

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 19:06

Nothing beats growing your own new clematis from seed, I have registered several new varieties, the latest being a new pink herbaceous called Carol Klein, with Carol's approval I hasten to add, not yet available to purchase.

To genuine enthusiasts I have plenty of spare seed, free, and will show you how to germinate them rapidly,

E-mail me if genuinely interested, see website

Details of the new Carol Klein can be found on Clematis on the Web A to Z

Clematis flowering problems

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 22:22

If they have large double flowers and one is Josephine, then they are not group 3 clematis.

Clematis flowering problems

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 22:25

Leigh2, do you know which 2 clematis you have ?  Are they viticellas, texensis, herbaceous, species or what ?  Most of these are summer flowering, group 3, but their growing requirements are very different, some need to be planted deep, others don't.  There are some  compact forms of summer clematis ideal for pots including some very gardenworthy Estonian cultivars, they are Late Large Flowered Group.

climbing plants

Posted: 16/12/2012 at 21:52

This is a viticella I grew from seed, I Registered it as Richard's Picotee, hope you like.


climbing plants

Posted: 16/12/2012 at 21:16

This is clematis Teksa, growing in a pot by our back door, North facing wall, a beautiful Late Large Flowered variety, photo taken in August.

Teksa is an Estonian cultivar, the name means ' denim ' in Estonian.


climbing plants

Posted: 16/12/2012 at 21:07

I grow several clematis in pots, mostly smaller flowered species and cultivars, all flower July to September-ish.  No problem provided you remember to water and feed them.

This is a texensis of mine in a large terracotta pot with metal obelisk


, grown from seed, gets better every year.

can I plant now?

Posted: 12/12/2012 at 20:53

I would recommend a hedge of mixed rugosa roses, bombproof hardy, good perfume, excellent foliage, lovely autumn hips.

Clematis Florida Sieboldii

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 22:26

If growing florida sieboldiana or it's sister florida flore pleno, it is best to bring the pot in over winter, greenhouse, garage, shed, don't allow the plant to get waterlogged whilst dormant.

Just chop off all the top growth to about 6 inches, then start to water and feed again in March or April when new growth appears.

favorite clematis of the spring.

Posted: 25/11/2012 at 19:10

I have a seedling, un-named, very similar to Red Robin, from a batch of koreana mix seeds,


Talkback: Clematis 'Arabella'

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 19:19

Marina, I doubt very much that your 5 clematis have been lost due to ' wilt '

Clematis wilt is not a killer, your plants would grow again, I suspect you have planted them incorrectly or killed them with over or under-watering.

Arabella is an herbaceous variety, needs some support, willow obelisks are ideal, looks super in a mixed herbaceous border, flowers all summer, chop back in February.

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