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Planting clematis now?

Is it OK to plant clematis now while the earth is still warm, or wait until next year? I have a sheltered London garden so won't be exposed to severe winter weather.
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,064
    It's absolutely fine @sallypowell01, assuming it's a decent sized plant, and the ground is nicely prepped, and the conditions right for the variety you have  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • thank you - that's what I was hoping!
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,064
    Do you know what variety you have? Some need different conditions from others  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Lonicera periclymenum Rhubarb and Custard is for a north facing trellis in light shade between my garden and the neighbour's, so needs to be small. The other is Lonicera periclymenum Strawberries and Cream and although in a north facing garden will be in full sun throughout the day in summer.



  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,064
    edited October 2021
    Ah - not clematis then   :)

    Just be aware that full sun for honeysuckles is very difficult. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • oops! Just spent a lot of time looking at clematis! OK, thanks - I will look for another area to put the Strawberries & Cream - thanks for your help.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,064
    It's still fine to plant them @sallypowell01, but just be aware of the site. Makes life easier for the aftercare.
    Mind and buy a few clematis while you're there too   ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • haha - good idea - I obviously really want clematis too!
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,064
    You can never have too many of them @sallypowell01  ;)

    Check out the good suplliers though - Taylors, Thorncroft and Hawthornes. Peter Beales [roses] are also very good suppliers of clematis. 
    You may want to re mortgage the house though... :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • I'm looking on Crocus for the lonicera. Also checked out Sara Raven, but thought that was expensive.
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