Clematis doing well this year!

madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,562

All my clematis are doing well this year.They were all bought as £1 plants at Morrisons over the past 4 years.

Madame Julia Correvon:-

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Etoile Violette growing over pittisporum:-

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Dark Eyes:-

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Ashva:-

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Justa:-

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Comtesse de Bouchard through griselenia:-

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“Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
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  • Michael199Michael199 Posts: 176

    Those are good looking clematis Madpenguin. Healthy. Are they all in the ground or are any in containers? Do I spy Penstemon at the bottom? Sour grapes?

  • Michael199Michael199 Posts: 176

    On the Ashva there is slight dark colouration if some leaves. I also have that on my President. I'm thinking it's normal on some species because I don't have it on my Madame Julia Correvon.

  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,562

    All the clematis are in the ground,I feed them in the spring and also cut them down to almost ground level each year.

    Yes that is a Penstemon,though not sour grapes,I have that one and it is slightly different.Not sure what the one in the photo is!

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,562

    All the plants cost just £1 at Morrisons.Being so cheap means if it dies you haven't lost much!

    Because they were relatively small when planted I think the roots established themselves better rather than a much larger plant in a pot which would need a deep hole etc. (I have trouble digging deep enough holes in my garden!).

    I still have 'Polish Spirit' to come which is an absolute beauty.

    I also have 'Hagley Hybrid' which I thought had died but checked just now and it is sending out shoots from below the ground and is around a foot tall at the moment.

    A couple of years ago 'Madame Julia Correvon' was ring barked by snails (I think) and the whole top died,cut it back and it still went on to flower that year!

    I too love the clematis growing through shrubs.You tend to forget they are there until you come out one day and find the shrub covered in flowers.

    ...and thanks for the garden compliments,makes me know it is all worth it image

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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,562

    I can't say I know that much about clematis! Just lucky!

    I cut mine back in the early spring usually.You can usually see some sort of growth starting.We had such a mild but wet winter that 'Polish Spirit' was so big I had to cut it back in December which may be why it is a little later in flowering this summer.

    I don't do everything by the book and sometimes just wing it but it seems to work for me.image

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,242

    Hazel - Miss B is a Group 2 so normally you don't need to prune as such - a little tidy up after flowering in spring means you often get another flush later in the year.

    We were discussing Group 2s on another thread though, and some people do treat them as Group 3 - cutting back in late winter/early spring - to no ill effect. As long as you cut to a decent pair of buds they're fine. 

    Hopefully, yours will be fine image

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    madpenguin says:

    I don't do everything by the book and sometimes just wing it but it seems to work for me.image

    See original post

     I thought you'd be better "swimming" it! image

    I'll get my coat. image

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