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Clematis montana

WoostieWoostie Posts: 53
I planted a Clematis monata Rubens last year and it started to grow okay. Obviously it's deciduous so it's lost all its leaves over winter but I can't see any signs of new growth on it yet. Am I being a bit impatient? I have grown one before and it grew very well but I can't remember when it started to show signs of life. 


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,162
    Am I being a bit impatient? 

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,481
    We gardeners must learn to cultivate patience ... it is an invaluable asset and can’t be bought 😉 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • WoostieWoostie Posts: 53
    Thank you, I thought that might be the case ;) 
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,157
    Not sure where you live @Woostie, but you might not have much longer to wait.  Here in the south east you can definitely see our montana buds swelling, even if they have not yet burst into leaf 🍃 
    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page  - St Augustine
  • WoostieWoostie Posts: 53
    Thank you @chicky, you've given me hope  :smiley:

    I'm in west Wales so I would expect to be a little bit behind you.
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