My first go at growing clematis from seed. The seeds were bought from Thomson and Morgan and sown in the spring. They took ages to come up. So long in fact that we nearly gave up on them. Must have been a couple of months. Eventually they grew and I pricked them out and eventually […]
This was quick to establish and ran up the cane quickly. It got up into my tree quickly and put out some nice flowers. It really didn’t like the hot weather and will need better protection at the roots. I kept it well watered though and it survived. Should provide better root protection next year. […]
This was an impulse buy. A lovely little buttercup with light green leaves. We didn’t have a proper alpine bed ready for it when we bought it so I put in the main bed with the other grasses. It really didn’t like our wet winter and did not come up in 2020. Died: March 2020
A very vigorous clematis. It did take a while to get going in my sandy soil, but it was up and covering the fence in a matter of weeks. I did support it using electrical cable tags, but it didn’t really work very well. The flowers are a lovely bright yellow which form into an […]
This was quick to establish and ran up the cane quickly. I was planning on trying to get it to climb into our tree at the bottom, but it died suddenly. I think it got cooked on a hot day, or was ringed by slugs. Sad. Died: July 2020
A pretty red flowering Clematis. Needed a lot of extra watering in the hot summer, but it climbed up a cane well and flowered in its first year. I may move it for next year, but glad to have it on the back fence for now.
The Japanese anemone has not done a lot, but they do usually take a while to get going. it is in a shady spot at the back of the border, so will have to see how it gets on over winter. The late summer flowers should be lovely though, when it gets going. Update: It […]
This purple ground clematis reliably produces a large amount of small white flowers. Does get top heavy so needs a good structure to climb up. Flammula Group clematis