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  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,421
    I like all of those @pitter-patter  really nice..
    East Anglia, England
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,818
    Well done @RoddersUK - sounds like you got the planting right and have removed teh slug shelter.   

    Lovely clems @pitter-patter.  Training the clinging clems is easy enough as long as you start when you see the new shots coming thru and before they get all tangled up.   I've been doing some of mine every couple of days this last week as the warmth has set them off in earnest.  Others, in a bit more shade, are slower so I'll get to them on Thursday or Friday.  Busy tomorrow.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,378
    Amazing clematis varieties, @Marlorena
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,421
    ..thanks.. it's good to share our Clematis..

    ..I like to mulch.  I think this one has peat in it, but too bad.. I find they respond so well with a compost mulch..  I just did this one.. it's 'Burma Star'. a gr. 2/3..

    East Anglia, England
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,940
    I mulch all mine as well and use bagged manure.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Loving seeing everyone's Clematis .. I too am addicted but I seem to lose the labels. I have to admit that those I have bought the cheapest (from Lidl or Aldi) have usually been the hardiest and most successful. I visited Thorncroft Nursery in Norfolk a few years ago and bought some (not cheap) named varieties, but tbh, they have never thrived. I think it was from them that I bought an herbaceous one .. that stopped thriving a couple of years ago. 
    No-one knows if you have done your house-work, but everyone knows is you haven't done your gardening 
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,421
    I like the cheap ones, those in little 9cm or 1 litre pots.. they take off real quick here..  some people like to grow on into big pots, but I haven't the time for it..
    Mind you, I just bought 'Royal Velours' in a bigger pot, so I'll be planting that out in a couple days..
    East Anglia, England
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