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help with 2 plants please- Clematis Jackmanii(?) and Rhodedendron(?)

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 01:14

Thanks everyone for all the advice, i will have a go at anything- will get on it tomorrow. My neighbours do not seem to have any rhod's though there are loads in a nearby park.  The sun comes up behind my house so the corner this is in (at the front) gets sunshine directly only after noon.  There is no water pipe there, however the garden slopes down to this area from the street so it does get quite wet in the rain.  I do live in a soft water area- Glasgow to be precise, but we are experiencing a very wet year up here.  I suppose it could be any of the suggestions above so i will just have to start working through them- one of them is bound to work! (i hope)......

help with 2 plants please- Clematis Jackmanii(?) and Rhodedendron(?)

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 11:42

Great, thanks, thats me got a few jobs to keep me busy and hopefully Jack and Roody (the Rhodedendron) will be happy little plants again soon

New site - bugs

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 11:38

Hi,

all check boxes on all pages on site not showing up or responding

am using google chrome on pc

have emailed because i didnt know this was here! sorry

help with 2 plants please- Clematis Jackmanii(?) and Rhodedendron(?)

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 11:22

actually, how do i find out if the soil is acid?

help with 2 plants please- Clematis Jackmanii(?) and Rhodedendron(?)

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 11:20

Also, any ideas on how to get the clematis to grow along the wall instead of all over itself?

I dont have a drill strong enough to drill into the brickwork to attach a bigger trellis, this little trellis is held up by string and hooks screwed into the cement between the bricks! 

help with 2 plants please- Clematis Jackmanii(?) and Rhodedendron(?)

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 11:17

Thanks Alina, Geuss i will be making a trip to the garden shop then 

help with 2 plants please- Clematis Jackmanii(?) and Rhodedendron(?)

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 10:43

Hi all, im new to the site, have recently begun gardening after 12 years of living in a flat and surviving on houseplants.  I used to garden with my mum and neighbour as a child/teen and remember a lot but not enough for these two beauties.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7729.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

This had fallen over when i moved in last June, I put a small trellis up and gave it what tlc i know and it has grown a good bit now and actually flowered till just before xmas and stayed green all winter except the bottom foot or two which went brown in Jan/Feb (seems to have come back well) but i was unsure what type it was, after some research i think it is a Clematis Jackmanii Superba but still not 100% sure.  The care tips for Jack are to prune in spring (too late now) and i have no idea how to even begin looking after him properly so am asking for advice.  Please help as this should be a beautiful plant.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7730.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 This naked specemin was almost exactly like this in July last year and is still in the same condition today, seems there may be some leaf bud starting on some branches, but only one or two and they have been like that for a few months- almost on the cusp of opening but not quite.  There was a little id card in the ground beside it which claims it is a Rhodedendron 'Catawb. Grandiflorum' but the instructions on it are faded and in gobbledegook.  If this is a Rhodedendron I would love to get it into good condition as i do like them, so any help on this one would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks(hopefully) 

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help with 2 plants please- Clematis Jackmanii(?) and Rhodedendron(?)

climber is more a bush, rhododendron no growth 
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