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Clematis for a south facing border

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 13:46 the past I have grown 2 up such an obelisk...I had herbaceous 'Alionushka' combined with 'Niobe'... they both worked well together although that Alionushka does get quite tall and the top stems can flop over... 'Arabella' is shorter...and longer nothing wrong in growing two together... I had one inside the obelisk and the other just outside planted on the northern side as they like to flower towards the south...

I currently have old 'Mrs Cholmondeley' south facing...first flower just opening...

whoops...going against obelixx's advice there a little...just seen that post... however,   she won't mind...

photo uploads from phone

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:53

...heaven help us when we all get Google

Tree type

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 00:27

lol...I wasn't referring to you as ancient... sorry if that got misinterpreted...

Photinia Red Robin pruning?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 00:24

...I think you can hard prune these...I used to cut mine back quite hard into old wood,  about June time.... top and sides... I don't have one currently so I'm going back a bit... but it recovered soon I recall....

Rose pruning

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 00:16

..well, it's worked for you however you've done it.. but if it was mine, whichever rose that is... I would tie in the branches already there, tidying it up that way, but keeping the framework that I've got... as it hasn't flowered for 5 years, I would expect a good show next season... I'd be very reluctant to prune any further this year... personally....


Tree type

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 00:03

lol....not quite ancient.... unfortunately this is not my garden...

Rose pruning

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 23:59

..yes you could be right there actually.... good call.. I think...however the pruning is just as important for this one... more so... as it doesn't flower well until the wood is 2 or 3 years old... so minimal pruning....

Ornamental tree

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 23:49

...yes you can plant it in the ground, it's perfectly hardy, although the flowers can be spoilt by hard frost outside...  it might be a little bit lost as a lawn specimen... I would prefer something a bit more substantial if it was mine... but choice is yours... there are lots to choose from really... that's half the problem I find...

Tree type

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 23:42's one I made earlier...



Ornamental tree

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 23:26

..hardiness might be an issue for you in Oxfordshire, but any of these should be alright in most winters when established...

...I also go with Arbutus unedo, especially the variety 'rubra'...bit slow to start....'Atlantic' is a bit larger...more vigorous... can be trained into tree shape...

Pittosporum tenuifolium...var. 'Golden King' nice, or any of the silver ones, which can suffer in a bad winter...small flowers, hardly noticed, but good evening scent...May...fine foliage all year...will develop, if survives, into a large conical which time you can grow a Clematis alpina up it...

Ceanothus... esp. 'Concha'.. can be trained, after it's developed a good trunk, into a small tree shape with a wide head...

Daphne 'jacqueline postil'... my plant, 4 years old, is now about 6 foot by 3 foot will spread more with age and get taller... flowers Jan-Apr...

...I have the dwarf Korean lilac...I leave it in the greenhouse all Spring for the fine scent...then outside rest of be perfectly's a bit boring after it's flowered...

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