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2022 - Clematis



  • FireFire Posts: 18,019
    Obelixx said:
    Plenty of yellow clematis plus two tone dusky red outside and yellow inside like I Am Red Robin and Red Ballon.

    They are pink.
  • @Obelixx I notice silver moon is on your list.
    All the nurseries say it's a group 2 prune but unless mine isn't what it claims to be, leaving it be just doesn't work!
    What do you do with yours?
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,818
    edited March 2022
    I treat it as a group 3 @mikeymustard.   In my Belgian garden the winters saw off all the evergreen and early flowering clematis and did for most of the stems on the group 2s so I just treated them all as group 3s, giving them a hard cut back in spring and a good feed.

    Edited to add: treating them as group 3s means you get one flowering period but for longer.

    @Fire - in the flesh they are  dusky red with warm yellow innards.  Not pink.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thanks @Obelixx what a difference it makes having a continental climate!

    Tbh I think the advice elsewhere is just plain wrong;
    I thought I'd give it chance with a group 2 prune this year, having already trimmed it by a ⅓ last year, but the new shoots are already around 80cm, making the whole plant well over 2m! The flipping thing grows like a viticella!
  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Posts: 536
    @Obelixx how do you suggest I keep the roots cool, if I remove the tiles. Just a mulch?
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,818
    The cool root run is one of those gardening myths @RoddersUK.  If you have planted it well in a well-prepared hole - deeper and wider than the clematis root ball - and back-filled with soil improved by the addition of some organic matter and then a good watering the roots will be able to get down as deep as they need to seek out moisture and nutrients for a healthy plant.

    Give it a good mulch every autumn, a good slow release feed every spring and never let it go thirsty in dry spells and it will be a happy clematis.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,940
    @Winchester_flare, I'd leave it, should be okay, clematis don't read the books!.

    Good list @Obelixx, and good that you can indulge in different varieties at your present home than you could before.

    I've had to amend my list, It is C. 'Early Sensation', I wasn't sure before. I  also got one of the names wrong, instead of C. Josephine, it's C. Crystal Fountain. My apologies.
    The last was a middle of the night memory. I was trying to lull myself back to sleep by visually 'seeing' all my clematis in their various planting spots. 
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Posts: 536
    edited March 2022

    I went 3 to 4" deeper than the crown, as they suggest and put lots of fresh compost. And the tube to get the water tight down to the roots.
    Will go remove the tiles now.

    Edit - 2 slugs under the tiles lol. Fanned out the stems too.
  • MarranMarran Posts: 189
    @Fire Have a look at Primrose Star .. :-)
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