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Tulipa

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Re: What to plant with a clematis
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2010, 12:21:05 »
Hi 1066,

I have only just popped on here quickly and saw this, I will have a look and report back to make sure I get the names right! :)

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Re: What to plant with a clematis
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2010, 12:21:05 »

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Re: What to plant with a clematis
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2010, 15:50:35 »
thanks - looking forward to seeing your purchases  ;)  :)

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Re: What to plant with a clematis
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2010, 13:58:23 »
Hi,

I planted.......

Clematis 'Early Sensation' Group 1, a spring flowering evergreen with no pruning

http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=151

Clematis 'Miss Bateman' Group 2,

http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=293

and three Group 3...

Clematis viticella purpurea flore pleno (my label didn't say 'Mary Rose' but is the same plant) this will pick up on the purple centres of the 'Miss Bateman'

http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=576

Clematis 'Dorothy Walton' (this has pink/mauve illlustration and description on label)

http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=147

Clematis 'Blue Angel'

http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=88

and to go over the dark green shed - Clematis montana var. rubens 'Pink Perfection'

http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=316

I will be planting honeysuckle and a rose next just so you know I do have variety in my garden!  One day I will master posting photos, but the plants are not big enough yet anyway.  All except the viticella came from Homebase.

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Re: What to plant with a clematis
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2010, 15:09:03 »
Thank you Tulipa - they are all beautiful! Haven't been able to reply (had to do some work  ::) ), but now I've had a chance to look at your choices. I particularly love the Miss Bateman, that would pick up the colours from mine, but have to say the blue one is stunning. What is it about blue flowers? Somehow they always seem so delicate

And another thank you for the links to the website - clematis porn  ;)  :D

oooooooo choices choices ............

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Re: What to plant with a clematis
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2010, 06:28:05 »
Just remember, when planting clematis together, they need to be the same pruning group or you'll end up in an impossible tangle.

Blue Angel (Blekitny Atoll) is an excellent plant.  I have it on an arch behind the house.  It has survived and thrived despite two exceptionally cold winters and throws up more stems each year.   I love it.

Miss Bateman, on the other hand, didn't like going below -20C for so long and hasn't survived.   Flore Pleno is thinking about it after a late start this spring following all the frosts and snow.  With a bit of TLC she should be fine.

If you like blues, have a look at Crystal Fountain - very blousy but tough and is doing well here as are Multi Blue and Perle d'Azur along with pinks and purples - Princess Diana, Sunset, Little Nell, Etoile Violette, Westerplatte, Hendryetta, Nelly Moser and several more.
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Re: What to plant with a clematis
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2010, 18:06:55 »
thanks Obbelix   :) . Normally are winters aren't too bad, living by the sea tends to help a bit with frosts etc, the main problem I find with overwintering things is the wet. Interstingly the clematis I'm looking to replant has sent up fantastic new shoots this spring...... and is now coming into flower  :)

Off to look at your suggestions  ;D Oh and thanks for the reminder about pruning groups  ;)
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Re: What to plant with a clematis
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2010, 13:24:47 »
Morrisons had several pretty purple and pink varieties - 2 for £3 when I went in at the weekend (also passion fruit/flowers and some other similar plants)

 

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