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.
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.
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.