Richard Hodson

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Clematis Montana Broughton Star

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 21:35 of the montanas, in my opinion.  Raised at nearby Preston by the late, great, Vince Denny.

My Double Clematis 'Diamantina' has bloomed!

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 18:16

Good news that you have a flower, Peggy.   You are so lucky to have so many beautiful species of clematis growing wild in Texas, crispa, pitcheri, texensis, all much sought after by the anoraks of the clematis world

Clematis texensis

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 19:13

I have many different texensis, including the species, Princess Diana is a stunner, herbaceous, late to appear every Spring but very rewarding flowers, mildew free. Etoile Rose is viticella group, part texensis but more viticella, and is prone to mildew. New on the scene are Maxima, bigger and brighter than Princess Diana, and Coralie, new here this season.  Betty Corning, which someone mentioned previous, is a viticella x crispa hybrid.

Help I think they have sent the wrong clematis

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 21:55

Yes, it's an alpina by the looks of it, probably Francis Rivis or Pamela Jackman, could even be a seedling. I would assume they buy in mass produced imports, so probably not their fault but you should get a refund or replacement.

Richard's Clematis

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 15:09

To all alpina and macropetala fans, try the koreanas, same group Atragene Group, far wider colour range,  look out for Broughton Bride, white double and single flowers,  and Blue Eclipse, pale blue and creamy yellow

Richard's Clematis

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 22:55

This is mom Diamond Anniversary.

Richard's Clematis

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 22:29

Excellent  !!  There could be something special from the Lemon Beauty, Diamond Anniversary and Twinkle, fingers crossed.  The other seeds could still germinate, some take an awful long time. The mandshurica can be planted out now, I hope it is a good scented form.  Word of warning, be careful with the My Angel offspring, they can be quite invasive, lovely flowers and seedheads but rampant, thanks for showing.

Clematis Montana 'Elizabeth'

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 22:03

Fairygirl is correct, best to think of all the points that you are looking for in a clematis before purchasing. Flowering period, colour, aspect, height.  For example a large flowered Summer flowering Red, about 8 ft high for a North facing wall, to be grown in a large container.  So much easier than buying a plant on impulse then being unable to find a position for it in the garden, we have all done it.

There are thousands of different clematis cultivars and species available at present from 20 or 30 cms high up to 15 metres. Vast choice. I am a huge fan of the small flowered clematis, many are ideal for growing in pots. Some of the earlier flowering alpinas, macropetalas, koreanas ( atragene group ) can be grown together with a later flowering variety to make a good display over a long period, care has to be taken to label each plant as they have different pruning regimes, but it works OK.

Clematis Montana 'Elizabeth'

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 20:19

The official spec. for clematis montana Elizabeth is........height  7 to 10 metres.


People Leaving in a Huff

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 19:08

Rebecca  ?    Hmmmm.   The Alfred Hitchcock film is fantastic........ just saying.

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