Posted: 03/06/2013 at 23:42
Separated my fast growing Clematis Dr Rupel from a mature clump of Eremurus with a piece of trellis and tied the trellis to the arch this morning before work.
It's part of my plan to move the clematis at an appropriate time of year with the least disturbance because it really isn't happy where it is. Mrs Bateman on the other side of the arch is going nuts but the Doctor's having none of it. Every year it's leaves scorch and last year we lost its entire top growth due to wind damage, hence why its had to start a fresh this year.
Eremurus will get divided post flowering. Last year I counted 21-22 flower stems but this year's efforts seem much less. I hope the division goes well, they resent disturbance but they are also getting a wee bit crowded and I have had this particular Woolworths offering for fifteen years so...sounds about right
Last year's offering that I suspect will not be repeated this year...
First thing in the morning I'm off to water the allotment plants as we don't even have mulch in our first year but at least I have the day off. Woot