Richard Hodson

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Bishop of Llandaff geranium

Posted: 31/10/2017 at 08:04

I think you mean dahlia.  Yes, best to leave until dormant, lift, then replant in Spring.

Spindly clematis

Posted: 19/10/2017 at 07:12

If you can please supply a name or a picture of the flower then it is possible to decide the correct pruning regime for your plant.  How many stems are there ?

Clematis wilt

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 18:33
Muddle-Up says:

Presumably the OP, Joy, didn't know what was happening with her clemmie.  

Therefore she posted her question.  She didn't know that there wasn't a problem.  She was hoping for advice, I assume.

Now, maybe, she is able to see that there isn't a problem.  Not everyone who plants clematis knows everything there is to know about them.  Why should they?  Don't answer that.

Joy....relax.....apparently your clemmie is just having an 'autumn' moment! 

See original post

 I can assure you that no-one who plants clematis knows everything there is to know about them, we are all learning, and the best way to learn is to ask questions as Joy rightly did.

Clematis wilt

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 17:48

No one can help with the problem here, Muddle-Up, because there isn't a problem. Alpina clematis, part of the Atragene group are deciduous and lose some of their leaves in Winter. This is a natural occurrence. Also, they definitely do not get clematis wilt, very few clematis do.

Clematis wilt

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 17:15

Alpina clematis are not evergreen

Pricing structure

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 18:57

Pete, do you intend becoming self employed ?

What is the best Clematis to grow up a Yew

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 07:10

Thanks for the reference, Obelixx.  The fact that Huldine was raised by Morel and the upward facing flower, suggests that possibly clematis texensis is in the pedigree. Some of the texensis hybrids, Gravetye Beauty, Sir Trevor Lawrence, have the same flowering difficulty up here in Lancashire.

What is the best Clematis to grow up a Yew

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 19:27

Good luck with the Huldine, this is a flower in our garden last Summer, this year no flowers.

This happens quite often, I have tried different pruning and feeding regimes but still not cracked the code !!

I think I read somewhere that Raymond Evison said that there is 2 different clones of Huldine.

Climbers for back of flower bed

Posted: 29/09/2017 at 07:22

The pink clematis is Alionushka, a Summer flowering herbaceous variety, ideal for growing through a metal obelisk or hazel twigs, height to about 6 ft.  There are many different cultivars, pinks, blues, whites which would give some good focal points in your border, let the ivy cover the wall as a backdrop.

Name This Clematis

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 19:23

Looks very much like Semu to me. If pruned hard in Spring it flowers July to September, or can be treated as Group 2. A beautiful plant.

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