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By amy

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I was having a weeding session in a border where I have an Obelisk that is the support for a Rose ’ Swan Lake ’ also a Clematis ’Pink Champagne ’ .
I threw some of the weeds into a basket when something caught my eye and made me take a closer look ,yes ,it was a Clematis ,a nice little plant I dashed off to pot it up at once .
I came back and decided to have a closer look round and found another one , they are obviously self seeded ..
So take a tip from me and look round your Clems it might be your lucky day …

As you can see they are lovely healthy plants !

Good luck , Happy hunting ……..

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Well spotted Amy

12 Jul, 2011

 

How exciting - well done. That's one of the best things about gardening . . . unexpected surprises!

12 Jul, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Mushy / Sheila it is exciting to find them , I expect and hope they are the Pink Champange , the next nearest Clem. is 6ft away , but you never know with mother nature !

12 Jul, 2011

 

Oh how lovely, lucky you. I found one near my Dr.Ruppel clem earlier in the year, so I moved it, and it flowered. Definitely a Dr.Ruppel.

12 Jul, 2011

 

Wow, thats a smashing find, I have a clematis coming up amongst my red rose, it was planted years ago and disappeared completely, naturally I was surprised to see it this year, problem now is whether to leave it or try and get it out, its completely lost amongst the rose, plus its a plum coloured one and hardly shows..

12 Jul, 2011

 

That is brilliant ,Amy..I've never thought to look for seeded ones ..We will all be getting our heads close to the ground now :o))

12 Jul, 2011

 

Your selfseeded ones are looking healthier and bigger than the one I bought recently! Glad you found them and recognised them for what they were.

12 Jul, 2011

 

Wow! good thing you took a closer look!

12 Jul, 2011

 

I was just thinking the same thing Poodle.
Lucky you Amy. :o)

12 Jul, 2011

 

Well well ! I've never seen such a thing. I'll have to keep an eye out now.
I've noticed in the past 2 yrs I've got Dicentras self seeding aswell. Never known it to happen before :o)

13 Jul, 2011

 

Isn't it exciting Amy when you find something like that unexpectedly ?

13 Jul, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I'm pleased it worked for you Cinderella ,shows it works !if you think your Clem is self seeded Lincs , I would dig it up carefully and move it because they are shallow rooted when self seeded I noticed with the ones I removed and as you know Clems like to be deep in the earth at least 4/6 "
Thank you for your interest everyone ,I hope it will help you to find a treasure or two ... :o))

13 Jul, 2011

 

Well done with the finding and re potting ! They look so healthy. Pink Champagne is such a beatiful coloured clem.

13 Jul, 2011

 

How great is that!!! It's amazing how it happens and very welcome additions. Thanks for the tip Amy.

13 Jul, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Lulu /Dawn , I'm happy with some extra Pink Champagne but then any extra are welcome aren't they ?
I bet if you tried to grow more like that it wouldn't happen !

13 Jul, 2011

 

Well done, it is so nice when things like that happen, and they look so healthy too.

13 Jul, 2011

 

Yes, thanks for the tip! I think my Macrapetala has done the same!!

14 Jul, 2011

 

Big bonus! I'll be watching now too!

14 Jul, 2011

 

I've just been out and checked but there doesn't seem to be anything near either of my clematis! I will make sure I re-check a bit later when the borders empty a bit - thanks for the tip, Amy :)

14 Jul, 2011

amy
Amy
 

They do look healthy Dd , I hope your Macrapetala has done the same Lulu ,it's lovely to get some freebies ! Keep your eyes open Tet , It's a good idea to check later Gee some plants might be hiding something special , I 've no idea how long these Clems have been growing which goes to show it must have been ages since I last cleared round the base of the Obelisk :o)

14 Jul, 2011

 

well done amy, im going to look later lol, my neighbours clem is growing into baz`s workshop at the end of the garage lol, if i cut a piece of will it root do you know

14 Jul, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Thanks San , make sure you find a good new piece San approx 6" long , imagine it has arms ( the side leaves ) and pot it up to it's arm pits Lol.. so that the new leaf joints are just under or at least level with the soil , or if it's on the ground layer it by pinning it down with something cover with soil and then wait for it to root good luck :o)

14 Jul, 2011

 

So exciting fantastic news Amy.

I must have a look at my clematis.

15 Jul, 2011

amy
Amy
 

It's well worth a look Scotkat , you never know !!

15 Jul, 2011

 

thanx amy, will try that ;o)

15 Jul, 2011

 

That's excellent !
.. added to GoYpedia "Climbing Plants" :o)

16 Jul, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Thanks TT ... it was lucky that I spotted them in time :o))

16 Jul, 2011

 

That's a good reminder, to keep a look out for seedlings :o)

16 Jul, 2011

 

Hi, Just joined GOY today, though been following for a while. I'm wondering if your clematis might have layered themselves rather than self-seeding? I've found 2 separate plants of Clem. Cirrhosa balearica this year, although I haven't yet potted them up. My first thought, after the initial happy surprise, was that they had come about through layering, as the soil in that part of the garden is often baked dry and hard and probably inhospitable to seeds. I could be completely wrong though. Either way, it's always lovely to find a new plant. I'm pretty certain of these being Cirr. bal. as the leaves are quite distinctive.
On a general note, I love the blogs. In particular, I've just enjoyed Hywel's 'St. Francis View' and am joining Blodyn's fan club - she's a star!

16 Jul, 2011

 

It puts a new meaning to the comment 'eyes down' lol...plants for free...love it...
Welcome to GOY Tuesdaybear.... :))

17 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Crissue. Will be following your blogs as love France. Going out there this Summer, as usual.

18 Jul, 2011

 

ok...enjoy...:))))

19 Jul, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Hello Tbear and welcome to GOY :o) I'm sure my Clems. hadn't come about from Layering they weren't attached in any way to the parent plant , I'm glad you had some success with yours ! Hywel is an interesting person and Blodyn a favourite puss. We are off on an annual trip to France in August , we could all be passing each other and not knowing it ;o))

21 Jul, 2011

 

You never know :))...glad you both like France, we've been here since 2002...and love it...:)))

21 Jul, 2011

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