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Climbers - using every available space. Clematis

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This is a daughter of Clematis Miss Bateman. She is growing on the north east aspect of our conservatory, which is the shadiest part of the garden. At the moment there are single yellow and single and double orange Welsh poppies in the same border.

She is growing with the variegated Pyracantha " Harlequin" which flowers each year, but has never produced berries.

On the side fence is Clematis " Lasurstern",


The tendrils belong to Passiflora caerulea, the common passion flower.

With another daughter of Miss Bateman (on the left), covering 1 of my 4 water butts.

Although the large- flowered Clematis are spectacular, I actually prefer the smaller Viticellas, which are still to come except Etoile Violette, already flowering.

And just flowering C. Hagley Hybrid. ( not a Viticella)

Written a week ago, only just got round to finishing the blog!

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Wow... wonderful climbers ..
I've added to GoYpedia :o)

7 Jun, 2014

 

You've a wonderful collection - they look really good scrambling through those shrubs.

7 Jun, 2014

 

Some real beauties there.

7 Jun, 2014

 

They are all lovely Siris but the first one has that extra special something for me......

7 Jun, 2014

 

Thank you friends, but I really must stop growing things from seed/cuttings 'cause I have nowhere to put them!

7 Jun, 2014

 

Check, have the same problem here Marjorie, all my own fault, lol......

7 Jun, 2014

 

Siris, you have a beautiful collection of Clematis. Stunning photos as well. Glad that Terra has included this blog in GoYpedia, deservedly so.

8 Jun, 2014

 

Lovely blog and beautiful clematis Siris, so many flowers.
I'm just the same with the seeds and cuttings too ;-)

8 Jun, 2014

 

Thank you lincslass
Alanb
Simbad
Our property is surrounded by living fences and walls, and I have a large pair of loppers!

8 Jun, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

You refer to the Daughter of Ms Bateman do I assume you grew them from saved seed.

9 Jun, 2014

 

Yes Bjs, thats what I did!

9 Jun, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

Siris
do you find Clematis germinate quick if planted green,I find some come up in weeks others take over a year

9 Jun, 2014

 

Hi Bjs, I haven't sown any large - flowered clematis from seed for ages. I just push the seed heads,immediately they are ripe, in some sandy compost and leave them in a shady place, to be forgotten about, eg C. Alpina & C. tangutica.
Ps the soil in the Alpina pot was turned out by a bird, so can't answer how long germination would take, Tangutica is about to flower, from a friends seed sown last year. My C. Balearica seeds itself where ever it pleases, then I pull them out. It insists it wants to go back under the car port!

10 Jun, 2014

 

My goodness you do have green fingers and a lovely selection of Clematis. I've never succeeded in getting Clematis seeds to germinate and I've tried countless times. I once got 3 cuttings to root but never since. Well done.

21 Jun, 2014

 

Cuttings are clever, I have tried to take cuttings for my next door neighbour of C. Josephine several times, no success, but I have had "Irish cuttings" root, that's when you nick the stem by a node, pin the stem to the ground and leave it to see if it roots. Done that with one of my Camellias.

22 Jun, 2014

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