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...the Clematis season... 2019...

MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,618
Please show your clematis as the season goes along...  I only have about a dozen clematis and just one early bloomer, which is clematis 'Propertius' a macropetala or koreana type, whose buds are just now showing...  I'm not sure if Armandii has already been and gone or just starting... please indulge if you have anything to share for early Spring..  professionals and those with more expertise are welcome to delight us with their offerings too..

..this is all I have for now...

East Anglia, England


  • Not such a good picture, but to join your lonely clematis I am showing Alpine Constance which flowered in February, and will likely flower again later in the year.  I did have a couple of Freckles in flower in February, but found them difficult to get a good photo.
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,618
    ..gorgeous clematis and I like the memorial tag that goes with it... I think it's the first time I've really seen this clematis...
    East Anglia, England
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Ooh loving Constance! I’m not having much luck with my clematis...I only have 2 (the Vole severed the one I bought at Chelsea last year so waiting to see if it recovers!) I’ve neglected the ones I have but have cut them back and given them a good feed and mulch so hoping they respond! Might have to get Constance....
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,365
    I've got lots of different clematis, most of which are busy shooting right now. My 'Armandii' is not going to flower this year but has survived the hedge butchery so I'm hopeful for next year. The 'Blue Ice' one has already got buds on so I'm desperately hoping it flowers before I have to dig it up prior to new fences being installed. (I cut down the EduH rose as you advised @Marlorena, but couldn't do the clem!) 
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Janie BJanie B Posts: 949
    Oooh, a timely thread @Marlorena! I was thinking about asking for suggestions for clematises that could grow happily in pots and could cover a long fence that was put up last year... The fence has a return wall, and I potted up a couple of Princess Dianas that seem to be doing well, so I guess I'm thinking of something similar.  (Think I prefer those in Group 3, as I find the pruning more straightforward!)
  • Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,388
    I planted a Jackmanii Superba that my Dad gave me a cutting of. Original plant came from my Great Grandma's garden.

    I also found a Madame Julia Correvan at Morrisons last week for £1.79 which I've planted. Will share photos when they get going.
    East Yorkshire
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,618
    edited March 2019
    Let us hope as the season progresses we get to see some photos from those who grow in pots too.. I've only ever had 'Nelly Moser' in a half barrel... did very well... I try to grow a mixture but I have nothing rare... 

    Lizzie.. if your Blue Ice is the same as the one I grew as 'Ice Blue', then it didn't survive a winter for me, - very strange - I never knew why exactly.. it just disappeared.. best of luck with yours !...  I look forward to photos to compare...

    Flintster… how lucky to get to Chelsea... I'm sure it's much better than on the t.v...

    Mr Vine Eye... yes please do, we look forward to that... Jackmanii superba I'm told is wonderful when well grown... I wonder if there is a pink version..
    East Anglia, England
  • GartenerGartener Posts: 99
    I chopped most of my Group 3 clematises in March (as per common advise), so no sign of any buds yet. This is the first time i ve really pruned them hard, so having a bit cold feet now..
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,003
    Looking forward to lots of lovely pics and my own clems later on.

    All my clematis are currently in pots, either brought from our last garden or bought for this one and potted up waiting for new beds to be dug.   None is ready for flowering yet but then I have no alpinas or macropetalas because every single one I tried in the Belgian garden froze to death just as the flowers were opening.   I even lost a 30' long montana Elizabeth that I'd trained along a trellis separating the veggies from the pretties.   Heavy spring frosts can be brutal.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thank you for the Constance comments - we planted it about 18 months ago from a plug plant - not expecting it to do much as so many of my clematis have been disappointing (Montanas mainly).  My Aunty Constance died approx 2 years ago, so I thought it was apt to plant it in her memory hence the tag.  Why do my Montanas disappoint me after growing so well in their first year they then produce small leaves and flowers in the following years.
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