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2022 - Clematis

Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,262
Hello one and all and welcome to this year's Clematis thread.

Mine have started growing strongly and I'm busy tying them in. I have:-

C. Cirrhosa 'Freckles'
C. alpina
C. armandii
C. Remembrance
C. Polish Spirit
C. Countess of Lovelace
C. Dr. Ruppel
C. Nelly Moser
C. montana
C. Ice Blue or is it Blue Ice (I never remember!)
C. Josephine?
C. florida 'Sieboldii'
C. Diana, Princess of Wales
C. Pink Champagne

Which ones have you got and which would you recommend?
Daniel Deronda is on my list after seeing Marlorena's delicious one.
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  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,366
    Oh well done @Lizzie27  thank you...  it's 'Ice Blue', I used to have it..
    I have about a dozen Clematis, 2 are ready to flower i.e. Guernsey Cream and Miss Bateman, if the cold snap due here doesn't finish them off..
  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 656
    Thanks Lizzie27, another thread to look forward to as the season progresses. 
    Of the ones I have that I can name -

    Minuet
    Mme. Julia Correvon x 2
    Betty Corning
    Princess Diana


  • Songbird-1Songbird-1 Posts: 4,014
    In Storm Arwen both Clematis Montana and Clematis Nelly Moser were broken in half, leaning over precariously and ultimately blown down, along with the arch they were growing up. I have been worried they would regrow after such rough treatment and ,whilst Montana is is in full leaf and growing away nicely, Nelly Moser is looking very poorly. What few leaves are opening, are very long and misshapen and the whole wooden structure looks awful. I am after buying a new one but can I find one anywhere? No, I can't. We're on a mission now.  We are going to  another garden centre tomorrow to see if there's one there but I'm not very hopeful.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,262
    Such a shame about your Nelly Moser @Songbird-1. Hope you can find one soon.
    Just galloped up the garden to photo my Armandii  before it rains. Lots of blooms this year but it's taking over the berberis hedge. To the left:-
    And to the right:-I forgot this one - Early Sensation?The Alpina is Helsingborg
  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 656
    Sorry to hear about the storm damage @Songbird-1. There was such a lot here too, in South Cumbria.

    Friends of mine bought a rather nice wooden arch from B&Q online, and had it delivered to their home. It's very sturdy and attractive, but self assembly. I don't know how to insert a link but if you Google Forest Garden Arch Pergola it should come up. ( I have no connection to the company )
  • Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,069
    I have:

    Alpina Frankie
    The President
    Sunset
    Nelly Mosser
    Comtesse de Bouchaud
    Arabella
    Alionushka
    v. Justa
    v. Madame Julia Correvon
    v. Etoile Violette
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,262
    Look forward to seeing pics of those in bloom @Mr. Vine Eye.
  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 656
    edited 28 March
    @Mr. Vine Eye 

    I have a clematis which I bought as Comtesse de Bouchaud but I'm not sure....would you say it looks like yours? Less red than Mme.Julia Correvon.

  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Swanwick - SouthamptonPosts: 342
    My first one, can't remember the name, but labels on there.
    Only just planted a week ago.
    Tube in ground to get water straight to the roots and some old tiles to keep the surface cool.
    Hopefully all the right things to do.


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,593
    I'd remove those tiles as they'll provide lovely shelter for slugs and snails who adore clematis shoots.  I would also untangle it from those canes and give it some more horizontal wires to support it.   Train new shoots along them as they appear.

    Keep it well-watered, well mulched and give it some liquid rose or tomato feed a couple of times between now and mid July and it'll be fine.   
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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