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Clematis flammula???

Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
I'm trying to sort out the plants in my garden, with the landscaper. We have already confirmed that all of the roses,  the Chaenomeles speciosa and one of the clematis sent by her supplier are not the correct varieties.  She is going to replace them and has dropped the supplier which she only took on last year. One of my Clematis flammula is now in flower. All 3 looked sick when starting to grow.  My flowers don't look anything like the pictures on the RHS site. Does anyone have a flammula and if so did yours have really tiny flowers the first time it flowered. I don't want to complain about anything which is just developing.  The flowers have no perfume and are a maximum of 1.5cm across. They are smaller in real life than the photograph suggests. I think that every flower and bud is on the photograph. Many thanks for your opinions. 


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,152
    Flammula does have tiny flowers but lots of them and perfumed.  Not the one to pick if you want big showy flowers. Other forms of flammula can be found on the same site.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • How tall is it ?  Does it grasp onto the rose or not ?  Looks a bit like clematis recta, maybe.

  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
    edited July 2019
    Thank you Obelixx. Perhaps mine haven't enough flowers yet to be able to smell them. All three are at the back of the border so I think I'll just leave them where they are to do their own thing. I think I will be able to get to them to prune them back as they are group 3. They're not very big and don't seem to be doing terribly well but let's hope that they thrive on a bit of neglect! They might surprise me. 
  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
    Hi Richard. No it sprawls about and is less than a metre high. I could almost say that it looks like a plant from the wild which you might use to develop better cultivars. 
  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
    Hi Richard.  I've just Googled clematis recta and I think that you have nailed it. Yet another dud in my very expensive garden! My friend told me that I was perfectly capable of doing my garden myself but I hadn't a clue as to how to design a pocket handkerchief sized plot, so went for a professional. Her supplier has let both of us down badly and I seem to be doing a massive redesign. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,165
    @Joy* - I hope you get some resolution with this. The fault lies with the supplier, but the buck stops with the person you got in to do the work. She's responsible, and either needs to replace the plants with the correct ones, or compensate you if that's easier than hoiking out all the plants.
    I can understand that you may not want the hassle of that, but you've paid for something you didn't get. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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