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Clematis ' President '

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Clematis ' President '

It's actually more purple than this photo shows it !



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beautiful....

10 Jun, 2010

 

It is a lovely photo :-))

10 Jun, 2010

 

Gorgeous, got the same shape frilly petals as my Gladys!

10 Jun, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks .. my camera does have a problem with blues and mauve's and purples , I can't get it right , it should be darker than this .! I will have to compare it with Gladys Carole ... this one always has masses of flowers which surprises me as it's half tucked behind a big shrub .....

10 Jun, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Your Gladys is I think frillier and such a beautiful white Carole .. . I have put it on my wish list . !!

10 Jun, 2010

 

My ' President ' also looks blue in print but is a gorgeous mauve, and since the gravel has been put over the roots instead of bare soil it has flowered so much better ! Fifteen on it this morning. : o ) )

10 Jun, 2010

 

its lovely Amy

10 Jun, 2010

 

wonderful colour

10 Jun, 2010

 

Lovely clematis.....

10 Jun, 2010

 

Am y will see if I can get a cutting to root for you;0)

10 Jun, 2010

 

Another beautiful clematis.....

10 Jun, 2010

 

Amy will be trying some cuttings if they root will send you one;0)

10 Jun, 2010

 

Stunning

10 Jun, 2010

 

Another gorgeous one Amy, you have so many clematis and roses, lucky you.

10 Jun, 2010

amy
Amy
 

It's a shame they don't come out in their true colours Shirley ... 15 flowers is wonderful ...
Thanks Holly / Yorkshire /Dd /Janette :o)

That would be great Carole , I would love one if you are successful and they root , thanks ..:-)
Thanks Carole and Dawn .... . I do have several Clematis Dawn , I don't always know what they are called , the roses I take cuttings to suppliment what I have .It all helps ........

10 Jun, 2010

 

Do you have them growing mainly on the fences Amy?

13 Jun, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Mostly up and over arches Dawn , some are growing up trees , I have one arch that is at least 12 ft long it was new last year I need alot to grow up there , thats why I keep taking cuttings ... :o)

14 Jun, 2010

 

Well, here's another one!! maybe I'll just give up on everything else and plant clems...!

17 Jun, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Why not Lori , there are so many to choose from including the ground ones ..:o)

17 Jun, 2010

 

LOL... Amy! I just realized that I feel that way about most of the plants in my garden... I"m just obsessed with plants, and fish, and birds, and bees and dogs and cats and ....lol.. my garden is a moderate size...but if I ever got anything bigger...what fun I would have! I think I'd annex a whole greenhouse and grow vines.... all specie and variety...especially clems!

18 Jun, 2010

 

What a good idea Amy, having arches, I haven't got one :-( Do you have them over paths? You must put a photo up of your 12 feet arch, that sounds wonderful.
So when you grow them up trees - how far do you grow them away from the base? Just thinking of the roots - you have so many good ideas :-)

19 Jun, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I have 4 arches Dawn over pathways ... I put roses, honeysuckle and Clematis up them , I think the clematis likes to hold on to the rose stems ... the 12 ft arch is wrought iron and has replaced a wooden one that had rotted off at the bottom , we put it where it is to cover and hide the side of the Arcon , it's amazing storage but a bit of an eye sore it's almost covered with shrubs and trees at the front but because the wooden arch had to come down we will have to wait for the new plants to grow before it's covered at the side .. I will put a photo on when the roses and clematis have grown a bit and it looks nicer .... when I put a Clematis to grow up a tree I put them about 6" away from the trunk and lean it in towards the tree I put a cane or something like that leading to the tree for the plant to grip and start it's journey upwards ... ..

19 Jun, 2010

 

Oh Amy, I'll look forward to seeing your 12 foot arch - can you imagine, it will look stunning. I must try your idea, I would have been worried that the roses, clematis and honeysuckle would crowd each other, but now I know they won't and I suppose they get the sun all around them as opposed to climbing up a fence.
Your Arcon is too valuable to lose Amy, my old brick garage isnt particularly pretty and its in totally the wrong place but boy does it hold some stuff.
Thanks for the advice on planting clematis to grow up a tree - I could try this in so many places. I appreciate your help Amy :-)

19 Jun, 2010



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