Clematis Should I get 1 or 2

blackestblackest Posts: 623

There is an offer on at lidl (Ireland) they should have 3 types of Clematis coming in this morning and the doors open at 10.  So should I go buy 1 or 2. I live in a small cottage and the door is on the south side I was thinking perhaps of growing them around the door way in containers  (these will come in 2 litre pots). Never grown them before. Do I go for it or not ?

 

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  • clogherheadclogherhead Posts: 506

    Good Morning, If you can buy two of the same colour you wont be disappointed they are large flower types Lidl don't print the names of clematis,so be bold and buy two if you don't your local G/c will charge you €15 or maybe more per plant

    Derek

  • blackestblackest Posts: 623

    Thank you Derek, your right on the money with the pricing these are €5.99 each and I think they will be out the door quick this morning image I love where I live but the garden is quite boring at the moment, when i moved here last summer I couldn't do much except a few window boxes so this year i am aiming to get some colour around the place.  

    Do you think they will grow much this year or will it be 2014 before they establish themselves?

     

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    Yes, I'd go for 2, but would also remind you that they like cool roots and their heads in the sun, so if you're planting them in an exposed southerly aspect, you may need to organise some shade for the containers.
  • clogherheadclogherhead Posts: 506

    Hi Blackest , it depends on the weather we are getting , Figrat has given good advice, keep the lower stems of the plant shaded the Clematis is a woodland plant ,and don't forget to put in some form of trellis or wire mesh so as your plants can climb

    Derek

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,091

    My mother always used to say "all good things come in 3s". They sound good value. You couldn't fit one into the back garden as well?

  • blackestblackest Posts: 623

    I bought two miss bateman as they seemed the strongest with buds and leaves down to the top of the pot.  First job to transplant to 20/25 litre pots  image there was a good selection of more colourful Clematis but I figured best chance was to grow strong plants

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    Remember to plant them deep in their new homes.
  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 389

    I found my clematis did really grow much in the first year i planted them but i am waiting and hoping they do well this year.

  • cilmericilmeri Posts: 116

    Clearing a border for clematis, against a fence, south facing, need colour also screen for the fence line.

    image browsing for all types - thanks for these good tips. heres to a happy clematis season!

  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 389

    I have a clematis the president and the flowers are large and a really good purple colour. I have also got a clematis rebecca flowers not as large as the president but is the closest to red I have seen a clematis sort of a maroon colour. I would definately recomend those two. Always wanted a clematis nelly moser i have seen a few about and they have large flowers and a good pattern although not grown one yet. If your wanting total coverage and screeing get a clematis montana they get really big i have a few in my garden, rubens is a large variety flowers pink i also have a clematis montana marjorie which is a smaller variety for a montana and has redish flower but montanas do flower in spring.

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