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Clematis 'Blue Light' opened up properly now.


Clematis 'Blue Light' opened up properly now.

Just took this so I would have photos of it fully open. It's nice, I'm really pleased with it, and no sign of wilting ....yet :)



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Stunning Karen.

23 Jun, 2012

 

looks great!!!

23 Jun, 2012

 

I like this one, it reminds me (different colour I know) of Duchesse of Edinburgh, but I have lost it again to wilt that is the third year running it has gone home on me I am giving up on her.

23 Jun, 2012

 

That one is a nightmare Mum....and so beautiful when it flowers. I had it at Hyndford. It flowered...once, beautifully and then went back to wilting again :(

23 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Dawn and Pixi. It's pretty isn't it, but so many early flowering ones have gone missing this year. I am getting a bit fed up with my lovely clematis to be honest. Still, there's hope they might appear later in the year I suppose.....we'll see.

23 Jun, 2012

 

Know what you mean..my newest one has only one flower.

24 Jun, 2012

 

Very unusual flower,KS....A few of my Autumn planted clematis haven't put on much growth this year and have been affected by some pest.

24 Jun, 2012

 

J...a lot of mine have just been chewed by slugs as soon as their shoots have appeared. They are now starting to put on a bit of growth, so there's hope they may do something later in the year....that's after scattering two cartons of organic slug pellets all over the ground!

24 Jun, 2012

 

I don't feel so bad about them know,K.....shame really was so looking forward to their flowers this season.The onlt two that are doing well are Viennetta and Dr Ruppel.

24 Jun, 2012

 

Clematis don't like my garden, I have a few but they never really shrive.

24 Jun, 2012

 

Isn't it a pity when they don't grow well. I find that my later flowering ones do so much better than the large flowering early ones. I've just had to cut down almost all of my 'Paris' as it had all wilted. Two stems still on it, but they may well go as well. So annoying!

24 Jun, 2012

 

It is annoying Karen as they're not cheap to buy, are they. My Viticella Abundance is fine although it took a while to establish. The Armandii looks dead, for certain :-(

What do you think the problem is with your early ones.

24 Jun, 2012

 

You mentioned C Wilt,K,which I've seen before but on one of them the leaves are turning brown.There doesn't seem to be any actual wilting.I've used an insecticide spray.perhaps I should be putting this on as a question:0)) Thought I would pick your brains first,if I may!

24 Jun, 2012

 

Dawn, the Armandii will have been killed by cold wind I would think. I lost one of those once, one very cold windy winter. I don't grow them any more. My early large flowering ones get wilt, get eaten by slugs, and get broken by strong winds. You name it, they suffer! lol! That's why I grow so many, so I can be sure of 'some' success! :))

Julia...I'm not sure about the browning on the leaves to be honest. I think you need to ask an expert on that one. All I can tell you is that many of the lower leaves on mine seem to go brown (it's almost like black spot isn't it?). I've always just thought it was ageing of the lower leaves and not worried about it, and I have always thought that it doesn't seem to affect the flowering too much that I've noticed. I look forward to you putting it on the questions page so I can find out too!

24 Jun, 2012

 

Will build up some courage,K .Watch this space!

24 Jun, 2012

 

:) I had a look in my books, but couldn't find much. But I did a blog for you J! x

24 Jun, 2012

 

I'm having more success with them in pots here. 'Corona' which really has been totally neglected is performing like a superstar compared to any I've nurtured in the ground.

25 Jun, 2012

 

Isn't that incredible...just shows you, you never know! You'd think the roots would be too warm and dry, there wouldn't be enough food...etc...etc...and yet it looks absolutely fantastic and is covered with flowers! :D

25 Jun, 2012

 

A real beaut....

25 Jun, 2012

 

Yes, must say, pleased with this one! :D It was a bargain £5 last year in Dobbies' sale.

26 Jun, 2012

 

A bargain indeed.....

26 Jun, 2012



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