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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:33 pm    Post subject: clematis? Reply with quote

hi i have just bought hi i have just bought clematis plant to grow up a wall that has not been plastered of a shed and was wondering should i use some sort of wire or trellis? Do i then need to tie it to its support or does it twine itself? very much a novice as you can see.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:21 pm    Post subject: climbing clematis Reply with quote

Clematis works like honeysuckle. My most successful clematis has an arrangement with a climbing rose which is trelllised and it works fine. One little trick for clematis. Once its planted lay a concrete slab beside the stem so the roots can not get ANY light through the soil. Don't ask me why but it has ALWAYS worked for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wondering what clematis you have bought. some clematis like to be cut back before planting so that it prevents clematis wilt.

Nelly Moser, Rouge Cardinal and President I grew and used this method to get them started, planted them covered the base with gravel and cut them back to about a foot above ground, then I trained them up a trellis.

The other clematis that I have is Montana Rubens ( common pink one) and this just grew with no cutting back, I just covered the base and trailed it up a clemitas over a bench.

All clematis like cold feet and warm head.
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Honeysuckle and Clematis growing in harmony
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another view of the clematis and honeysuckle,

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This rogue started growing in my garden two years ago, I think it is the white clematis montana, I love the pink veins growing through the petals.

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just bought a Clematis Polish Spirit.
I planted it in the centre of a 3.5 metre width of wall and the wall is covered in trellis. Do you think the one clematis will put out a second branch so that I can get it to cover both halves of the wall?
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am afraid that I don't know that one, but it is worth a go! If it does not do what you want it to do you can always get something like passion flower, or jasmine to grow up the trellis as a companion climber and will be interesting also.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maeve your Clematis and Honeysuckle look spectacular together. I started some honeysuckle on a new pergola last year & would never have thought of growing it with clematis. Beautiful picture!
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was not planned at all, the clematis was grown to make a feature over a bench, but it looked so well we let it grow where it wanted. The honeysuckle has the most beautiful scent at the moment, and when the flowers open up they turn into a beautiful orange colour.

I have a gap where the escallonia was, and I plan to grow honeysuckle and a passion flower.
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