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My Clematis some I have no longer have as I can not keep the up keep reaching them.

Multi Blue with single changing to double flowers.

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Gosh you have a lot of beautiful Clematis.

30 Apr, 2015

 

Thank you Linda some have been binned as I could nt find any one who wanted them last year, a couple of them died, some have been transfered to pots in order for me to reach them.

30 Apr, 2015

 

They seem to do well for you I always seem to have problems growing them in my garden.

30 Apr, 2015

 

Thank you Peterathome, they like neutral to slightly alkaline soil, and like watering in the early spring try sprinkling blood fish and bone around top of soil plant deep at 45 degree angle.

30 Apr, 2015

 

That is a good collection of clems Thrupenny. They are all looking wonderful.

30 Apr, 2015

 

Thank you Klahanie.

30 Apr, 2015

 

Thank you to all that likes too.

30 Apr, 2015

 

What a wonderful array , Thrupennybit .
I can see that they would take a lot of tending .
Just love the blue one .

30 Apr, 2015

 

Thank you Driad yes a couple did need a lot of attention, the others were where I could nt get to them, so I saved what I could and put a few in pots or where they could be easerly reached, I have a couple of the blue ones still which are not so vigourous.

30 Apr, 2015

 

Thank you 3Pb, I did think Multi blue should be like pic 19. I too have quite a few Clematis, Etoile Violette is my most floriferous (pic6?), my least favourite is Josephine because the flowers don't die elegantly, remaining brown on the plant.

30 Apr, 2015

 

I have just planted my first clematis its only mile a minuet...you have such a lot of them. they look amazing.

30 Apr, 2015

 

Yes Josephine is like that , my favourite which I still have is the Mary Rose 11th from bottom up and Frankie3rd from bottom.

30 Apr, 2015

 

Thank you Sandra the mile a minute is a lovely one, I hope it does well for you. If you ever think of getting another apple blossom is one I always wanted but never was cheap enough for me to afford.

30 Apr, 2015

 

Wow 3d, what a wonderful collection. I specially liked the lilac and white ones. i wonder what gave me the idea you had a small garden? Makes me wish we had somewhere to grow climbers but you can't have everything...

30 Apr, 2015

 

I like them all but some just don't seem to like my garden and I've lost a few over the years to the dreaded wilt.....

30 Apr, 2015

 

Lol Steragram I have got a small garden compared with most, I had 4 going up my arches the rest along the fences around the garden and one in my front garden.

30 Apr, 2015

 

Thank you Lincslass have you tried putting some in a deep pot I have now got 2 in one pot and one in another, if you look at the pink one , one up from the last photo that is in a pot with another. Perhaps your not planting them deep enough at a 45 degree angle.

30 Apr, 2015

 

Oh my goodness what a wonderful collection you have, I was trying to decide which was my favourite but they're all lovely !!

1 May, 2015

 

Thank you Simbad some have now gone just ten left now, even some of favourites have gone.

1 May, 2015

 

Thank you I will give it a try hope they look half as good as yours.

1 May, 2015

 

I hope your successful, dont forget to check out what pruning they need as there are different pruning to different clematis, 1 , 2 and 3 some you dont need to prune only to tidy them up like Markhams pink, and Freckles, you can get sping, summer, and winter flowering, Feckles is winter flowering.

1 May, 2015

 

All these are wonderful 3d, I didn`t think you could move them - I have a couple that are struggling so will have a go at cutting them back a little and potting them into large pots.

2 May, 2015

 

Stroller I have placed another photo last photo of the ones I moved and put in pots. Yes I cut mine right back before moving.

2 May, 2015

 

What a lovely set of photos, such beautiful plants. I am short so I try and find the lower growing ones, like Little Duckling, so I can reach them more easily! I really like the one you have (or had?) with loads of golden yellow bell like flowers, very attractive and a bit different.

3 May, 2015

 

Lovely clems. They are quite time consuming atprent they!? But I couldnt be without my Clematis. In my new garden I have a much reduced collection so I can look after them better. i hope to have some blooms to show you this year, but not on my lovely macropetala as the birds took all the buds off...little blighters!

3 May, 2015

 

Thank you Karen ahame about your macropetala I have to watch out for snails and tiny slugs.

3 May, 2015

 

Wow... you have some (or did have) some lovely clematis. I've just bought one called firework and have a couple of others that I have no idea what they're called , so I never what go do with them after flowering.Iflowering.

Gail x

4 May, 2015

 

Thank you yes Firecracker is a lovely one . I still have 10 left.

4 May, 2015

 

Gail, put photos on and no doubt we could ID them for you, but as a general rule of thumb, if it blooms before June, no prune! If it flowers from July onwards with small copious flowers, you can cut hard back in late winter ( or indeed in autumn if you like a tidy winter garden). The ones that require a more careful pruning regime are the large flowered types that flower in May and then usually have a break before flowering again in later summer. These need to be pruned back to a healthy bud in spring. Its worth remembering that no clematis 'has' to be pruned, but the flowers will get higher every year if you don't prune them. They are all very hungry and thirsty plants and it is hard to keep up with their demands for fertiliser and watering...you cant really overdo it...well, I suppose you 'could' but i never have! Also, the young shoots are beloved food for slugs, snails and Earwigs, so be vigilant as you would with Hosta. Plant your clems deep...at least two inches deeper than they are in their pots, and any damage will hopefully be replaced with new shoots. The roots are thick and strong, and difficult to move once established, and the new shoots are very brittle, so be careful when tying them in. Having said all of that...some varieties are 'plant em and forget em' rompers, while others require attention. They are wonderful when they are happy!

4 May, 2015

 

Good information Cottagekarer never sure when I should prune and how hard especially when you don't know the varieties.

6 May, 2015

 

Thanks Peter! :)

6 May, 2015

 

Peter all of my Clematis have different stages of pruning except for one I still have I use to cut them all down low to a good shoot in early spring they always came back and flowered. Take a photo and upload to garden questions above and ask if any one can ID them or put them on your page and I shall see if I can ID the Clematis flowers.

6 May, 2015

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