Richard Hodson

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Three clematis to identify

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 17:23

I think it would be a good idea to prune your Nelly Moser hard back in February, it will flower later with smaller flowers, but, your plant should develop more flowering stems and obviously more flowers, you could revert back to the Group 2 pruning regime the year after if you wanted.  I collect most of the seeds from the clematis here and sow them, well worth the effort as you never know what you will end up with, Nelly Moser seeds do not produce Nelly Moser clematis.

Three clematis to identify

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 21:51

In my opinion, you can prune them all in February, treat them as Group 3, and they will then flower later on new wood, with smaller flowers, OR, don't prune them, treat them as Group 2, and they will all flower on old wood with larger flowers.   I am saying that these Groups 1,2, 3 ( or A,B,C ) are man made, the plants are pruned to suit the gardener, not the plant.   Just my opinion, shoot me down !!

Three clematis to identify

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 14:13

Possibly  H F Young, Nelly Moser, Warsaw Nike ?   Difficult to photograph clematis colours accurately.

Can you identify this climber?

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 18:33

That is clematis.

Probably an easy one...

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 18:30


Polish Spirit not flowering

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 14:05

Still only June, some of the Large Late flowered Group are just starting to flower, others have no signs of bud formation yet.

What is wrong with my Clematis?

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 06:23

Not clematis wilt definitely.  It looks to me as though it has been given too much nitrogen feed, stop feeding, give it plenty of water daily.


Posted: 20/06/2017 at 09:13 gallons and gallons and gallons of water.


Posted: 20/06/2017 at 09:12

What type of compost are you using, also the ' special clematis feed ' you mention is probably high potash, you need to use a balanced 1 . 1 . 1.  fertiliser for root growth, vegetative growth and flowering.


Posted: 19/06/2017 at 22:07

Your clematis looks like one of the evergreens, James, possibly Pixie, Avalanche, Joe ?

Yes, these are seedheads, difficult to see if any seeds are set or if they are just seedtails. 

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