Forum home Plants

2022 - Clematis

Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,672
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.
North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone


  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,357
    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..
    East Anglia, England
  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 1,273
    Thanks Lizzie27, another thread to look forward to as the season progresses. 
    Of the ones I have that I can name -

    Mme. Julia Correvon x 2
    Betty Corning
    Princess Diana

  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,672
    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
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 1,273
    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: 2,386
    I have:

    Alpina Frankie
    The President
    Nelly Mosser
    Comtesse de Bouchaud
    v. Justa
    v. Madame Julia Correvon
    v. Etoile Violette
    East Yorkshire
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,672
    Look forward to seeing pics of those in bloom @Mr. Vine Eye.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 1,273
    edited March 2022
    @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 Posts: 536
    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 Posts: 29,653
    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.   
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,375
    Agree with @Obelixx, get it off that support [ and train it onto some canes, in a fan shape ] and get rid of the tiles.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
Sign In or Register to comment.