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Best clematis supplier?

Tanty2Tanty2 Posts: 146
Hi - Over the last five years I've tried growing clematis from both Thorncroft and Taylors but I'd really like to know if anyone here has bought Clematis from other suppliers that they've been happy with?  I'd like to try again this year, but from somewhere different.  Thanks  :)


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 42,380
    Peter Beales [roses] are very good.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 17,493
    Peter Beales clematis are supplied by Thorncroft. It helps both companies as people can see Thorncroft clematis growing in Peter Beales Rose Garden. Well worth a visit.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 17,493
    Some years ago I visited this place in Devon, they had a lot of clematis.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,284
    I’ve used this company

    They’re very good, I recommend them unreservedly.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 42,380
    That's interesting to know @Busy-Lizzie, re P. Beales.
    I'm not interested in roses, and I can't remember how I came across the fact that they did clematis - must have googled it.   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,963
    Try this place -  They have the national collection of viticellas and also breed new clems as well as stocking a wide range. 
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 8,524
    Another thumbs up for Hawthornes.
  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 1,069
    edited 13 January
    Though I haven't used then myself, Taylors Clematis in Doncaster are said to be very good, and they have appeared on GW. They aren't open for the public to visit though.
  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,024
    Pre covid, Taylors clematis have opened to the public for Charity days in the summer, I have visited and l had a lovely time, staff very helpful and knowledgeable and tea and cake included in price. You could pre-order clematis to collect on the day. Well worth a visit when they open up again. 
    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 42,380
    edited 14 January
    Tanty has already used them, and Thorncroft, which is why I didn't mention them  :)

    The suppliers all need to be mail order for those of us further north than England  ;)
    I'd forgotten about Hawthornes. Richard hasn't been on for a long while on the forum. 

    The nursery I use for a lot of my plants, stocks a fair number of clems, but there isn't anything particularly unusual, which is why I didn't mention them. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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