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Taylors Clematis:  I am Happy

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 June to October
 8 - 10ft (2.5 - 3m)
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Taylors Clematis: viticella I am Lady Q

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 8 - 10ft (2.5 - 3m)
 July to September
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Taylors Clematis: viticella Little Bas

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Taylors Clematis: viticella Maria Cornelia

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FAQs

clematis for a bare hedge

This question was asked by
- john

I have a shared hedge at the bottom of my garden. One side (my side)has died, the other side is fine.My side side was destroyed by cover from a tree and shrub-now removed. I would like some clematis plants to scramble over the dead hedge and so cover it. The hedge is 5 foot high and 60' wide. do you think that this is a good idea?

Hi John yes I would go for a mix of 3 species 'Montana' and 'viticella' types mainly (and maybe the odd 'alpina' type) this will give a great coverage for the whole of the 60 feet and will also give you flowers for a long time thru the year, they are available in lots of different colours, so a good choice for you.
I have included the 3 main links for them below, however each species has lots of varieties within it for you to browse (choose which ever you like the look of, as long as they are 1 of the 3 named species you will be fine.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Montana

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Alpina


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend our viticella types for this job, as they will do the height and are very good climbers, they are also very tough so will stand up to the heavy soil better than most others. They are all 2 years old and ready to plant now, lots of colours for you to choose from too please find a link to them below, hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend giving our viticella types a go as these will be the best for the job.
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season. I've included the link to 4 pages of them below
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis Winter Beauty

This question was asked by
- Irene

Can you suggest a clematis to grow through Winter Beauty to give some colour in the summer. Winter Beauty is planted on an east facing wall with morning sun in summer until about midday.

Hi Irene I would probably go for any of our viticella types they are available in lots of different colours and flower all thru the summer (see link below)
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis suitable for east facing fence

This question was asked by
- Jan

Fence area to be covered approx 12 feet. Sun mainly am/early pm, soil alkaline. I would like suggestions for suitable evergreen and deciduous clematis for this area. The fence is at the end of the garden, so perhaps a clematis that flowers early and then a couple for June/July. I live in the south of England. Thank you in advance for your help.

Hi Jan the evergreens would be any from the cirrhosa species and the deciduous would be any from the viticella species. There are lots of varieties within the species to choose from. I have included the links below for you. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps

Clematis - Cirrhosa

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

suitable clematis

This question was asked by
- Cath

Hi. I am looking for a clematis that will cover the roof of my pergola. The 'Modern Gardens' magazine recommends the Sweet Autumn plant but I am not sure if it will be hardy enough. We live in an open spot which catches strong winds, are at approx. 200 metres above sea level however it will get the sun (if we are lucky)! I already have a Montana so I was thinking of a later flowering plant. It will be next to our window so will be in full view. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks

Hi Cath, I would probably go for any of our viticella types for the top of you pergola, they reach good heights and are very robust and flower later in the season, as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps please see link below
,

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Size of our plants

This question was asked by
- Kit

Hi, We have just bought a metal arch. Also two container roses to grow over it, but they cannot be planted out util June. I would like a viticella Clematis to grow up the arch as well. I have been admiring several of yours! We are eager to put the clematis in but is it better to wait until it is warmer. Please advise!

Hi Kit, it won't matter with our viticella's as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis for apple tree

This question was asked by
- Hazel

Please could you recommend a clematis to grow up through a apple tree. I don't want it to smother the tree so is there one that could be pruned annually? The tree faces North west and gets the sun from kid day but the roots are mostly in the shade. The tree is approximately 5 metres tall. Thanking you in advance

Hi Hazel any of our viticella types will be fine up your apple tree, they are very tough and robust and can be cut back every spring, so do not get tangled up in the tree- they are also available in many different colours. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please see link below



Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Snowdrift

This question was asked by
- George

We have a 20-year-old Snowdrift that forms a huge dome on the top of a gleditsia tree, almost smothering it. It is in full flower at the moment. Is it of value to wildlife (moths? butterflies?) or should I take it down and replace it with a later flowering one? It seems a waste!

Hi, if itís becoming a problem then take it down after itís finished flower and replace it with a viticella type. I donít know whether they are of any value to wildlife but what I can say is that itís not on our Ďbees and butterfliesí section (so probably not)
If you get one of our mature Viticellas in before the end of April then it will still do pretty well this same season
Hope this helps please see link below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

PERLE D AZURE

This question was asked by
- TIM

Hello You e mailed me to inform me Perle D Azure was now available I gather from your web site that they have all gone is this correct.If so can you suggest an alternative, this to replace a 20 year old that is growing into an old apple tree that has died .Thank you.

Hi Tim, yes they are now out of stock again I'm afraid, I would probably go for a viticella type in's its place and possibly one called 'sunny sky' might be the closest (see links below)


Sunny Sky

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Doubling up of clematis grown on structure/raised beds

This question was asked by
- Jayne

Hello. We have 4 square raised beds (approx 18Ē high) which sit at the foot of a 4-sided metal gazebo. I want to plant tall clematis on each of the legs with the intention that these grow over the gazebo and all meet in the centre. But I am wondering if it would be possible to also grow a shorter variety at the foot of each taller one to add to the display. Our garden is on a floodplain, hence the raised beds, and is in a frost pocket. Am I being too ambitious?

Hi Jane sorry for the late reply but we have been mega busy this week with mail order.
Yes it sounds like a good idea I would suggest using our viticella types for the height on the uprights then some of our boulevard collection for lots of flower nearer the bottom . This will work very well and is used by many garden designers to achieve this effect. Please find the links below

Clematis - Viticella

BOULEVARD Collection PATIO CLEMATIS


Chris and Suzy

Picardy or any small flowering group 3 clematis

This question was asked by
- Jeff

I am looking for a group 3 clematis preferably with abundant smallish flowers of red or blue/purple colour which will grow quickly up to a max height of 3/3.5 metres could you please suggest.

Hi Jeff, Picardy only grows 1 metre, the viticella types are going to be the best for you really, and are available in all your colour options, and will hit 3-3.5 meres I have included the link to all of them below so you can peruse them at you leisure (about 4 pages of them) they form a 'blanket' of small flowers all summer long so are very good value for money. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis

This question was asked by
- Alison

I have never done very well with Clematis in my garden. I have two early flowering ones that seem to do Ok, by mistake they are both pale blue! I need something that is idiot proof, flowers a bit later and is not pale blue . Can you help? I have a long standing love of Burma Star, but it just won't grown for me. Many thanks.

Hi Alison, you wont go far wrong with any of our viticella range as they are bullet proof! they get on with the job in any aspect and create lots of flower. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Tall clematis

This question was asked by
- Ghislaine

Hello! I would like to grow a clematis up into my birch tree. The knotted fishing line is already in place on the south facing side. Ideally i would like to grow it in pot. Can you please recommend a variety that might be suitable. I can send a photograph is that would help. Thank you.

Hi I would probably go for our viticella types as they are about the tallest ones that will still grow from a pot, they can be grown in any aspect and are great at climbing so all in all the best ones really. They are available in many different colours and are mostly available now for planting now.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Suitable for a coastal garden

This question was asked by
- Martin

Hello, First, just to let you know I am very happy with the Nubia I received from you in January; it's growing well on a balcony in Cork, Ireland. I'm now interested in whether you might have a recommendation for a clematis for a windy coastal garden in West Cork (prevailing SW winds) but there are some walls that could provide relatively sheltered positions. Thank you kindly Martin Tuohy

Hi Martin, yes our viticella range will do very well there as they live the tough / challenging conditions. See link to about 40 of them below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

pergola climbers

This question was asked by
- ROBERT

Hi I have just had a large pergola built on my decking and want to choose some nice climbers to provide summer cover over the top and also colour for summer and winter not got a clue what ones to choose can you help please ? thank you

Hi I would go for Viticella types for summer and cirrhosa types for winter please se both links below

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Cirrhosa


Chris and Suzy

clematis for a bare hedge

This question was asked by
- john

I have a shared hedge at the bottom of my garden. One side (my side)has died, the other side is fine.My side side was destroyed by cover from a tree and shrub-now removed. I would like some clematis plants to scramble over the dead hedge and so cover it. The hedge is 5 foot high and 60' wide. do you think that this is a good idea?

Hi John yes I would go for a mix of 3 species 'Montana' and 'viticella' types mainly (and maybe the odd 'alpina' type) this will give a great coverage for the whole of the 60 feet and will also give you flowers for a long time thru the year, they are available in lots of different colours, so a good choice for you.
I have included the 3 main links for them below, however each species has lots of varieties within it for you to browse (choose which ever you like the look of, as long as they are 1 of the 3 named species you will be fine.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Montana

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Alpina


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend our viticella types for this job, as they will do the height and are very good climbers, they are also very tough so will stand up to the heavy soil better than most others. They are all 2 years old and ready to plant now, lots of colours for you to choose from too please find a link to them below, hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend giving our viticella types a go as these will be the best for the job.
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season. I've included the link to 4 pages of them below
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis Winter Beauty

This question was asked by
- Irene

Can you suggest a clematis to grow through Winter Beauty to give some colour in the summer. Winter Beauty is planted on an east facing wall with morning sun in summer until about midday.

Hi Irene I would probably go for any of our viticella types they are available in lots of different colours and flower all thru the summer (see link below)
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis suitable for east facing fence

This question was asked by
- Jan

Fence area to be covered approx 12 feet. Sun mainly am/early pm, soil alkaline. I would like suggestions for suitable evergreen and deciduous clematis for this area. The fence is at the end of the garden, so perhaps a clematis that flowers early and then a couple for June/July. I live in the south of England. Thank you in advance for your help.

Hi Jan the evergreens would be any from the cirrhosa species and the deciduous would be any from the viticella species. There are lots of varieties within the species to choose from. I have included the links below for you. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps

Clematis - Cirrhosa

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

suitable clematis

This question was asked by
- Cath

Hi. I am looking for a clematis that will cover the roof of my pergola. The 'Modern Gardens' magazine recommends the Sweet Autumn plant but I am not sure if it will be hardy enough. We live in an open spot which catches strong winds, are at approx. 200 metres above sea level however it will get the sun (if we are lucky)! I already have a Montana so I was thinking of a later flowering plant. It will be next to our window so will be in full view. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks

Hi Cath, I would probably go for any of our viticella types for the top of you pergola, they reach good heights and are very robust and flower later in the season, as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps please see link below
,

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Size of our plants

This question was asked by
- Kit

Hi, We have just bought a metal arch. Also two container roses to grow over it, but they cannot be planted out util June. I would like a viticella Clematis to grow up the arch as well. I have been admiring several of yours! We are eager to put the clematis in but is it better to wait until it is warmer. Please advise!

Hi Kit, it won't matter with our viticella's as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis for apple tree

This question was asked by
- Hazel

Please could you recommend a clematis to grow up through a apple tree. I don't want it to smother the tree so is there one that could be pruned annually? The tree faces North west and gets the sun from kid day but the roots are mostly in the shade. The tree is approximately 5 metres tall. Thanking you in advance

Hi Hazel any of our viticella types will be fine up your apple tree, they are very tough and robust and can be cut back every spring, so do not get tangled up in the tree- they are also available in many different colours. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please see link below



Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Snowdrift

This question was asked by
- George

We have a 20-year-old Snowdrift that forms a huge dome on the top of a gleditsia tree, almost smothering it. It is in full flower at the moment. Is it of value to wildlife (moths? butterflies?) or should I take it down and replace it with a later flowering one? It seems a waste!

Hi, if itís becoming a problem then take it down after itís finished flower and replace it with a viticella type. I donít know whether they are of any value to wildlife but what I can say is that itís not on our Ďbees and butterfliesí section (so probably not)
If you get one of our mature Viticellas in before the end of April then it will still do pretty well this same season
Hope this helps please see link below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

PERLE D AZURE

This question was asked by
- TIM

Hello You e mailed me to inform me Perle D Azure was now available I gather from your web site that they have all gone is this correct.If so can you suggest an alternative, this to replace a 20 year old that is growing into an old apple tree that has died .Thank you.

Hi Tim, yes they are now out of stock again I'm afraid, I would probably go for a viticella type in's its place and possibly one called 'sunny sky' might be the closest (see links below)


Sunny Sky

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Doubling up of clematis grown on structure/raised beds

This question was asked by
- Jayne

Hello. We have 4 square raised beds (approx 18Ē high) which sit at the foot of a 4-sided metal gazebo. I want to plant tall clematis on each of the legs with the intention that these grow over the gazebo and all meet in the centre. But I am wondering if it would be possible to also grow a shorter variety at the foot of each taller one to add to the display. Our garden is on a floodplain, hence the raised beds, and is in a frost pocket. Am I being too ambitious?

Hi Jane sorry for the late reply but we have been mega busy this week with mail order.
Yes it sounds like a good idea I would suggest using our viticella types for the height on the uprights then some of our boulevard collection for lots of flower nearer the bottom . This will work very well and is used by many garden designers to achieve this effect. Please find the links below

Clematis - Viticella

BOULEVARD Collection PATIO CLEMATIS


Chris and Suzy

Picardy or any small flowering group 3 clematis

This question was asked by
- Jeff

I am looking for a group 3 clematis preferably with abundant smallish flowers of red or blue/purple colour which will grow quickly up to a max height of 3/3.5 metres could you please suggest.

Hi Jeff, Picardy only grows 1 metre, the viticella types are going to be the best for you really, and are available in all your colour options, and will hit 3-3.5 meres I have included the link to all of them below so you can peruse them at you leisure (about 4 pages of them) they form a 'blanket' of small flowers all summer long so are very good value for money. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis

This question was asked by
- Alison

I have never done very well with Clematis in my garden. I have two early flowering ones that seem to do Ok, by mistake they are both pale blue! I need something that is idiot proof, flowers a bit later and is not pale blue . Can you help? I have a long standing love of Burma Star, but it just won't grown for me. Many thanks.

Hi Alison, you wont go far wrong with any of our viticella range as they are bullet proof! they get on with the job in any aspect and create lots of flower. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Tall clematis

This question was asked by
- Ghislaine

Hello! I would like to grow a clematis up into my birch tree. The knotted fishing line is already in place on the south facing side. Ideally i would like to grow it in pot. Can you please recommend a variety that might be suitable. I can send a photograph is that would help. Thank you.

Hi I would probably go for our viticella types as they are about the tallest ones that will still grow from a pot, they can be grown in any aspect and are great at climbing so all in all the best ones really. They are available in many different colours and are mostly available now for planting now.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Suitable for a coastal garden

This question was asked by
- Martin

Hello, First, just to let you know I am very happy with the Nubia I received from you in January; it's growing well on a balcony in Cork, Ireland. I'm now interested in whether you might have a recommendation for a clematis for a windy coastal garden in West Cork (prevailing SW winds) but there are some walls that could provide relatively sheltered positions. Thank you kindly Martin Tuohy

Hi Martin, yes our viticella range will do very well there as they live the tough / challenging conditions. See link to about 40 of them below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

pergola climbers

This question was asked by
- ROBERT

Hi I have just had a large pergola built on my decking and want to choose some nice climbers to provide summer cover over the top and also colour for summer and winter not got a clue what ones to choose can you help please ? thank you

Hi I would go for Viticella types for summer and cirrhosa types for winter please se both links below

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Cirrhosa


Chris and Suzy

clematis for a bare hedge

This question was asked by
- john

I have a shared hedge at the bottom of my garden. One side (my side)has died, the other side is fine.My side side was destroyed by cover from a tree and shrub-now removed. I would like some clematis plants to scramble over the dead hedge and so cover it. The hedge is 5 foot high and 60' wide. do you think that this is a good idea?

Hi John yes I would go for a mix of 3 species 'Montana' and 'viticella' types mainly (and maybe the odd 'alpina' type) this will give a great coverage for the whole of the 60 feet and will also give you flowers for a long time thru the year, they are available in lots of different colours, so a good choice for you.
I have included the 3 main links for them below, however each species has lots of varieties within it for you to browse (choose which ever you like the look of, as long as they are 1 of the 3 named species you will be fine.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Montana

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Alpina


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend our viticella types for this job, as they will do the height and are very good climbers, they are also very tough so will stand up to the heavy soil better than most others. They are all 2 years old and ready to plant now, lots of colours for you to choose from too please find a link to them below, hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend giving our viticella types a go as these will be the best for the job.
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season. I've included the link to 4 pages of them below
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis Winter Beauty

This question was asked by
- Irene

Can you suggest a clematis to grow through Winter Beauty to give some colour in the summer. Winter Beauty is planted on an east facing wall with morning sun in summer until about midday.

Hi Irene I would probably go for any of our viticella types they are available in lots of different colours and flower all thru the summer (see link below)
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis suitable for east facing fence

This question was asked by
- Jan

Fence area to be covered approx 12 feet. Sun mainly am/early pm, soil alkaline. I would like suggestions for suitable evergreen and deciduous clematis for this area. The fence is at the end of the garden, so perhaps a clematis that flowers early and then a couple for June/July. I live in the south of England. Thank you in advance for your help.

Hi Jan the evergreens would be any from the cirrhosa species and the deciduous would be any from the viticella species. There are lots of varieties within the species to choose from. I have included the links below for you. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps

Clematis - Cirrhosa

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

suitable clematis

This question was asked by
- Cath

Hi. I am looking for a clematis that will cover the roof of my pergola. The 'Modern Gardens' magazine recommends the Sweet Autumn plant but I am not sure if it will be hardy enough. We live in an open spot which catches strong winds, are at approx. 200 metres above sea level however it will get the sun (if we are lucky)! I already have a Montana so I was thinking of a later flowering plant. It will be next to our window so will be in full view. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks

Hi Cath, I would probably go for any of our viticella types for the top of you pergola, they reach good heights and are very robust and flower later in the season, as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps please see link below
,

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Size of our plants

This question was asked by
- Kit

Hi, We have just bought a metal arch. Also two container roses to grow over it, but they cannot be planted out util June. I would like a viticella Clematis to grow up the arch as well. I have been admiring several of yours! We are eager to put the clematis in but is it better to wait until it is warmer. Please advise!

Hi Kit, it won't matter with our viticella's as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis for apple tree

This question was asked by
- Hazel

Please could you recommend a clematis to grow up through a apple tree. I don't want it to smother the tree so is there one that could be pruned annually? The tree faces North west and gets the sun from kid day but the roots are mostly in the shade. The tree is approximately 5 metres tall. Thanking you in advance

Hi Hazel any of our viticella types will be fine up your apple tree, they are very tough and robust and can be cut back every spring, so do not get tangled up in the tree- they are also available in many different colours. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please see link below



Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Snowdrift

This question was asked by
- George

We have a 20-year-old Snowdrift that forms a huge dome on the top of a gleditsia tree, almost smothering it. It is in full flower at the moment. Is it of value to wildlife (moths? butterflies?) or should I take it down and replace it with a later flowering one? It seems a waste!

Hi, if itís becoming a problem then take it down after itís finished flower and replace it with a viticella type. I donít know whether they are of any value to wildlife but what I can say is that itís not on our Ďbees and butterfliesí section (so probably not)
If you get one of our mature Viticellas in before the end of April then it will still do pretty well this same season
Hope this helps please see link below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

PERLE D AZURE

This question was asked by
- TIM

Hello You e mailed me to inform me Perle D Azure was now available I gather from your web site that they have all gone is this correct.If so can you suggest an alternative, this to replace a 20 year old that is growing into an old apple tree that has died .Thank you.

Hi Tim, yes they are now out of stock again I'm afraid, I would probably go for a viticella type in's its place and possibly one called 'sunny sky' might be the closest (see links below)


Sunny Sky

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Doubling up of clematis grown on structure/raised beds

This question was asked by
- Jayne

Hello. We have 4 square raised beds (approx 18Ē high) which sit at the foot of a 4-sided metal gazebo. I want to plant tall clematis on each of the legs with the intention that these grow over the gazebo and all meet in the centre. But I am wondering if it would be possible to also grow a shorter variety at the foot of each taller one to add to the display. Our garden is on a floodplain, hence the raised beds, and is in a frost pocket. Am I being too ambitious?

Hi Jane sorry for the late reply but we have been mega busy this week with mail order.
Yes it sounds like a good idea I would suggest using our viticella types for the height on the uprights then some of our boulevard collection for lots of flower nearer the bottom . This will work very well and is used by many garden designers to achieve this effect. Please find the links below

Clematis - Viticella

BOULEVARD Collection PATIO CLEMATIS


Chris and Suzy

Picardy or any small flowering group 3 clematis

This question was asked by
- Jeff

I am looking for a group 3 clematis preferably with abundant smallish flowers of red or blue/purple colour which will grow quickly up to a max height of 3/3.5 metres could you please suggest.

Hi Jeff, Picardy only grows 1 metre, the viticella types are going to be the best for you really, and are available in all your colour options, and will hit 3-3.5 meres I have included the link to all of them below so you can peruse them at you leisure (about 4 pages of them) they form a 'blanket' of small flowers all summer long so are very good value for money. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis

This question was asked by
- Alison

I have never done very well with Clematis in my garden. I have two early flowering ones that seem to do Ok, by mistake they are both pale blue! I need something that is idiot proof, flowers a bit later and is not pale blue . Can you help? I have a long standing love of Burma Star, but it just won't grown for me. Many thanks.

Hi Alison, you wont go far wrong with any of our viticella range as they are bullet proof! they get on with the job in any aspect and create lots of flower. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Tall clematis

This question was asked by
- Ghislaine

Hello! I would like to grow a clematis up into my birch tree. The knotted fishing line is already in place on the south facing side. Ideally i would like to grow it in pot. Can you please recommend a variety that might be suitable. I can send a photograph is that would help. Thank you.

Hi I would probably go for our viticella types as they are about the tallest ones that will still grow from a pot, they can be grown in any aspect and are great at climbing so all in all the best ones really. They are available in many different colours and are mostly available now for planting now.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Suitable for a coastal garden

This question was asked by
- Martin

Hello, First, just to let you know I am very happy with the Nubia I received from you in January; it's growing well on a balcony in Cork, Ireland. I'm now interested in whether you might have a recommendation for a clematis for a windy coastal garden in West Cork (prevailing SW winds) but there are some walls that could provide relatively sheltered positions. Thank you kindly Martin Tuohy

Hi Martin, yes our viticella range will do very well there as they live the tough / challenging conditions. See link to about 40 of them below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

pergola climbers

This question was asked by
- ROBERT

Hi I have just had a large pergola built on my decking and want to choose some nice climbers to provide summer cover over the top and also colour for summer and winter not got a clue what ones to choose can you help please ? thank you

Hi I would go for Viticella types for summer and cirrhosa types for winter please se both links below

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Cirrhosa


Chris and Suzy

clematis for a bare hedge

This question was asked by
- john

I have a shared hedge at the bottom of my garden. One side (my side)has died, the other side is fine.My side side was destroyed by cover from a tree and shrub-now removed. I would like some clematis plants to scramble over the dead hedge and so cover it. The hedge is 5 foot high and 60' wide. do you think that this is a good idea?

Hi John yes I would go for a mix of 3 species 'Montana' and 'viticella' types mainly (and maybe the odd 'alpina' type) this will give a great coverage for the whole of the 60 feet and will also give you flowers for a long time thru the year, they are available in lots of different colours, so a good choice for you.
I have included the 3 main links for them below, however each species has lots of varieties within it for you to browse (choose which ever you like the look of, as long as they are 1 of the 3 named species you will be fine.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Montana

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Alpina


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend our viticella types for this job, as they will do the height and are very good climbers, they are also very tough so will stand up to the heavy soil better than most others. They are all 2 years old and ready to plant now, lots of colours for you to choose from too please find a link to them below, hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend giving our viticella types a go as these will be the best for the job.
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season. I've included the link to 4 pages of them below
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis Winter Beauty

This question was asked by
- Irene

Can you suggest a clematis to grow through Winter Beauty to give some colour in the summer. Winter Beauty is planted on an east facing wall with morning sun in summer until about midday.

Hi Irene I would probably go for any of our viticella types they are available in lots of different colours and flower all thru the summer (see link below)
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis suitable for east facing fence

This question was asked by
- Jan

Fence area to be covered approx 12 feet. Sun mainly am/early pm, soil alkaline. I would like suggestions for suitable evergreen and deciduous clematis for this area. The fence is at the end of the garden, so perhaps a clematis that flowers early and then a couple for June/July. I live in the south of England. Thank you in advance for your help.

Hi Jan the evergreens would be any from the cirrhosa species and the deciduous would be any from the viticella species. There are lots of varieties within the species to choose from. I have included the links below for you. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps

Clematis - Cirrhosa

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

suitable clematis

This question was asked by
- Cath

Hi. I am looking for a clematis that will cover the roof of my pergola. The 'Modern Gardens' magazine recommends the Sweet Autumn plant but I am not sure if it will be hardy enough. We live in an open spot which catches strong winds, are at approx. 200 metres above sea level however it will get the sun (if we are lucky)! I already have a Montana so I was thinking of a later flowering plant. It will be next to our window so will be in full view. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks

Hi Cath, I would probably go for any of our viticella types for the top of you pergola, they reach good heights and are very robust and flower later in the season, as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps please see link below
,

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Size of our plants

This question was asked by
- Kit

Hi, We have just bought a metal arch. Also two container roses to grow over it, but they cannot be planted out util June. I would like a viticella Clematis to grow up the arch as well. I have been admiring several of yours! We are eager to put the clematis in but is it better to wait until it is warmer. Please advise!

Hi Kit, it won't matter with our viticella's as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis for apple tree

This question was asked by
- Hazel

Please could you recommend a clematis to grow up through a apple tree. I don't want it to smother the tree so is there one that could be pruned annually? The tree faces North west and gets the sun from kid day but the roots are mostly in the shade. The tree is approximately 5 metres tall. Thanking you in advance

Hi Hazel any of our viticella types will be fine up your apple tree, they are very tough and robust and can be cut back every spring, so do not get tangled up in the tree- they are also available in many different colours. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please see link below



Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Snowdrift

This question was asked by
- George

We have a 20-year-old Snowdrift that forms a huge dome on the top of a gleditsia tree, almost smothering it. It is in full flower at the moment. Is it of value to wildlife (moths? butterflies?) or should I take it down and replace it with a later flowering one? It seems a waste!

Hi, if itís becoming a problem then take it down after itís finished flower and replace it with a viticella type. I donít know whether they are of any value to wildlife but what I can say is that itís not on our Ďbees and butterfliesí section (so probably not)
If you get one of our mature Viticellas in before the end of April then it will still do pretty well this same season
Hope this helps please see link below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

PERLE D AZURE

This question was asked by
- TIM

Hello You e mailed me to inform me Perle D Azure was now available I gather from your web site that they have all gone is this correct.If so can you suggest an alternative, this to replace a 20 year old that is growing into an old apple tree that has died .Thank you.

Hi Tim, yes they are now out of stock again I'm afraid, I would probably go for a viticella type in's its place and possibly one called 'sunny sky' might be the closest (see links below)


Sunny Sky

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Doubling up of clematis grown on structure/raised beds

This question was asked by
- Jayne

Hello. We have 4 square raised beds (approx 18Ē high) which sit at the foot of a 4-sided metal gazebo. I want to plant tall clematis on each of the legs with the intention that these grow over the gazebo and all meet in the centre. But I am wondering if it would be possible to also grow a shorter variety at the foot of each taller one to add to the display. Our garden is on a floodplain, hence the raised beds, and is in a frost pocket. Am I being too ambitious?

Hi Jane sorry for the late reply but we have been mega busy this week with mail order.
Yes it sounds like a good idea I would suggest using our viticella types for the height on the uprights then some of our boulevard collection for lots of flower nearer the bottom . This will work very well and is used by many garden designers to achieve this effect. Please find the links below

Clematis - Viticella

BOULEVARD Collection PATIO CLEMATIS


Chris and Suzy

Picardy or any small flowering group 3 clematis

This question was asked by
- Jeff

I am looking for a group 3 clematis preferably with abundant smallish flowers of red or blue/purple colour which will grow quickly up to a max height of 3/3.5 metres could you please suggest.

Hi Jeff, Picardy only grows 1 metre, the viticella types are going to be the best for you really, and are available in all your colour options, and will hit 3-3.5 meres I have included the link to all of them below so you can peruse them at you leisure (about 4 pages of them) they form a 'blanket' of small flowers all summer long so are very good value for money. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis

This question was asked by
- Alison

I have never done very well with Clematis in my garden. I have two early flowering ones that seem to do Ok, by mistake they are both pale blue! I need something that is idiot proof, flowers a bit later and is not pale blue . Can you help? I have a long standing love of Burma Star, but it just won't grown for me. Many thanks.

Hi Alison, you wont go far wrong with any of our viticella range as they are bullet proof! they get on with the job in any aspect and create lots of flower. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Tall clematis

This question was asked by
- Ghislaine

Hello! I would like to grow a clematis up into my birch tree. The knotted fishing line is already in place on the south facing side. Ideally i would like to grow it in pot. Can you please recommend a variety that might be suitable. I can send a photograph is that would help. Thank you.

Hi I would probably go for our viticella types as they are about the tallest ones that will still grow from a pot, they can be grown in any aspect and are great at climbing so all in all the best ones really. They are available in many different colours and are mostly available now for planting now.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Suitable for a coastal garden

This question was asked by
- Martin

Hello, First, just to let you know I am very happy with the Nubia I received from you in January; it's growing well on a balcony in Cork, Ireland. I'm now interested in whether you might have a recommendation for a clematis for a windy coastal garden in West Cork (prevailing SW winds) but there are some walls that could provide relatively sheltered positions. Thank you kindly Martin Tuohy

Hi Martin, yes our viticella range will do very well there as they live the tough / challenging conditions. See link to about 40 of them below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

pergola climbers

This question was asked by
- ROBERT

Hi I have just had a large pergola built on my decking and want to choose some nice climbers to provide summer cover over the top and also colour for summer and winter not got a clue what ones to choose can you help please ? thank you

Hi I would go for Viticella types for summer and cirrhosa types for winter please se both links below

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Cirrhosa


Chris and Suzy

clematis for a bare hedge

This question was asked by
- john

I have a shared hedge at the bottom of my garden. One side (my side)has died, the other side is fine.My side side was destroyed by cover from a tree and shrub-now removed. I would like some clematis plants to scramble over the dead hedge and so cover it. The hedge is 5 foot high and 60' wide. do you think that this is a good idea?

Hi John yes I would go for a mix of 3 species 'Montana' and 'viticella' types mainly (and maybe the odd 'alpina' type) this will give a great coverage for the whole of the 60 feet and will also give you flowers for a long time thru the year, they are available in lots of different colours, so a good choice for you.
I have included the 3 main links for them below, however each species has lots of varieties within it for you to browse (choose which ever you like the look of, as long as they are 1 of the 3 named species you will be fine.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Montana

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Alpina


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend our viticella types for this job, as they will do the height and are very good climbers, they are also very tough so will stand up to the heavy soil better than most others. They are all 2 years old and ready to plant now, lots of colours for you to choose from too please find a link to them below, hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend giving our viticella types a go as these will be the best for the job.
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season. I've included the link to 4 pages of them below
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis Winter Beauty

This question was asked by
- Irene

Can you suggest a clematis to grow through Winter Beauty to give some colour in the summer. Winter Beauty is planted on an east facing wall with morning sun in summer until about midday.

Hi Irene I would probably go for any of our viticella types they are available in lots of different colours and flower all thru the summer (see link below)
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis suitable for east facing fence

This question was asked by
- Jan

Fence area to be covered approx 12 feet. Sun mainly am/early pm, soil alkaline. I would like suggestions for suitable evergreen and deciduous clematis for this area. The fence is at the end of the garden, so perhaps a clematis that flowers early and then a couple for June/July. I live in the south of England. Thank you in advance for your help.

Hi Jan the evergreens would be any from the cirrhosa species and the deciduous would be any from the viticella species. There are lots of varieties within the species to choose from. I have included the links below for you. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps

Clematis - Cirrhosa

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

suitable clematis

This question was asked by
- Cath

Hi. I am looking for a clematis that will cover the roof of my pergola. The 'Modern Gardens' magazine recommends the Sweet Autumn plant but I am not sure if it will be hardy enough. We live in an open spot which catches strong winds, are at approx. 200 metres above sea level however it will get the sun (if we are lucky)! I already have a Montana so I was thinking of a later flowering plant. It will be next to our window so will be in full view. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks

Hi Cath, I would probably go for any of our viticella types for the top of you pergola, they reach good heights and are very robust and flower later in the season, as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps please see link below
,

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Size of our plants

This question was asked by
- Kit

Hi, We have just bought a metal arch. Also two container roses to grow over it, but they cannot be planted out util June. I would like a viticella Clematis to grow up the arch as well. I have been admiring several of yours! We are eager to put the clematis in but is it better to wait until it is warmer. Please advise!

Hi Kit, it won't matter with our viticella's as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis for apple tree

This question was asked by
- Hazel

Please could you recommend a clematis to grow up through a apple tree. I don't want it to smother the tree so is there one that could be pruned annually? The tree faces North west and gets the sun from kid day but the roots are mostly in the shade. The tree is approximately 5 metres tall. Thanking you in advance

Hi Hazel any of our viticella types will be fine up your apple tree, they are very tough and robust and can be cut back every spring, so do not get tangled up in the tree- they are also available in many different colours. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please see link below



Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Snowdrift

This question was asked by
- George

We have a 20-year-old Snowdrift that forms a huge dome on the top of a gleditsia tree, almost smothering it. It is in full flower at the moment. Is it of value to wildlife (moths? butterflies?) or should I take it down and replace it with a later flowering one? It seems a waste!

Hi, if itís becoming a problem then take it down after itís finished flower and replace it with a viticella type. I donít know whether they are of any value to wildlife but what I can say is that itís not on our Ďbees and butterfliesí section (so probably not)
If you get one of our mature Viticellas in before the end of April then it will still do pretty well this same season
Hope this helps please see link below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

PERLE D AZURE

This question was asked by
- TIM

Hello You e mailed me to inform me Perle D Azure was now available I gather from your web site that they have all gone is this correct.If so can you suggest an alternative, this to replace a 20 year old that is growing into an old apple tree that has died .Thank you.

Hi Tim, yes they are now out of stock again I'm afraid, I would probably go for a viticella type in's its place and possibly one called 'sunny sky' might be the closest (see links below)


Sunny Sky

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Doubling up of clematis grown on structure/raised beds

This question was asked by
- Jayne

Hello. We have 4 square raised beds (approx 18Ē high) which sit at the foot of a 4-sided metal gazebo. I want to plant tall clematis on each of the legs with the intention that these grow over the gazebo and all meet in the centre. But I am wondering if it would be possible to also grow a shorter variety at the foot of each taller one to add to the display. Our garden is on a floodplain, hence the raised beds, and is in a frost pocket. Am I being too ambitious?

Hi Jane sorry for the late reply but we have been mega busy this week with mail order.
Yes it sounds like a good idea I would suggest using our viticella types for the height on the uprights then some of our boulevard collection for lots of flower nearer the bottom . This will work very well and is used by many garden designers to achieve this effect. Please find the links below

Clematis - Viticella

BOULEVARD Collection PATIO CLEMATIS


Chris and Suzy

Picardy or any small flowering group 3 clematis

This question was asked by
- Jeff

I am looking for a group 3 clematis preferably with abundant smallish flowers of red or blue/purple colour which will grow quickly up to a max height of 3/3.5 metres could you please suggest.

Hi Jeff, Picardy only grows 1 metre, the viticella types are going to be the best for you really, and are available in all your colour options, and will hit 3-3.5 meres I have included the link to all of them below so you can peruse them at you leisure (about 4 pages of them) they form a 'blanket' of small flowers all summer long so are very good value for money. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis

This question was asked by
- Alison

I have never done very well with Clematis in my garden. I have two early flowering ones that seem to do Ok, by mistake they are both pale blue! I need something that is idiot proof, flowers a bit later and is not pale blue . Can you help? I have a long standing love of Burma Star, but it just won't grown for me. Many thanks.

Hi Alison, you wont go far wrong with any of our viticella range as they are bullet proof! they get on with the job in any aspect and create lots of flower. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Tall clematis

This question was asked by
- Ghislaine

Hello! I would like to grow a clematis up into my birch tree. The knotted fishing line is already in place on the south facing side. Ideally i would like to grow it in pot. Can you please recommend a variety that might be suitable. I can send a photograph is that would help. Thank you.

Hi I would probably go for our viticella types as they are about the tallest ones that will still grow from a pot, they can be grown in any aspect and are great at climbing so all in all the best ones really. They are available in many different colours and are mostly available now for planting now.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Suitable for a coastal garden

This question was asked by
- Martin

Hello, First, just to let you know I am very happy with the Nubia I received from you in January; it's growing well on a balcony in Cork, Ireland. I'm now interested in whether you might have a recommendation for a clematis for a windy coastal garden in West Cork (prevailing SW winds) but there are some walls that could provide relatively sheltered positions. Thank you kindly Martin Tuohy

Hi Martin, yes our viticella range will do very well there as they live the tough / challenging conditions. See link to about 40 of them below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

pergola climbers

This question was asked by
- ROBERT

Hi I have just had a large pergola built on my decking and want to choose some nice climbers to provide summer cover over the top and also colour for summer and winter not got a clue what ones to choose can you help please ? thank you

Hi I would go for Viticella types for summer and cirrhosa types for winter please se both links below

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Cirrhosa


Chris and Suzy

clematis for a bare hedge

This question was asked by
- john

I have a shared hedge at the bottom of my garden. One side (my side)has died, the other side is fine.My side side was destroyed by cover from a tree and shrub-now removed. I would like some clematis plants to scramble over the dead hedge and so cover it. The hedge is 5 foot high and 60' wide. do you think that this is a good idea?

Hi John yes I would go for a mix of 3 species 'Montana' and 'viticella' types mainly (and maybe the odd 'alpina' type) this will give a great coverage for the whole of the 60 feet and will also give you flowers for a long time thru the year, they are available in lots of different colours, so a good choice for you.
I have included the 3 main links for them below, however each species has lots of varieties within it for you to browse (choose which ever you like the look of, as long as they are 1 of the 3 named species you will be fine.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Montana

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Alpina


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend our viticella types for this job, as they will do the height and are very good climbers, they are also very tough so will stand up to the heavy soil better than most others. They are all 2 years old and ready to plant now, lots of colours for you to choose from too please find a link to them below, hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend giving our viticella types a go as these will be the best for the job.
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season. I've included the link to 4 pages of them below
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis Winter Beauty

This question was asked by
- Irene

Can you suggest a clematis to grow through Winter Beauty to give some colour in the summer. Winter Beauty is planted on an east facing wall with morning sun in summer until about midday.

Hi Irene I would probably go for any of our viticella types they are available in lots of different colours and flower all thru the summer (see link below)
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis suitable for east facing fence

This question was asked by
- Jan

Fence area to be covered approx 12 feet. Sun mainly am/early pm, soil alkaline. I would like suggestions for suitable evergreen and deciduous clematis for this area. The fence is at the end of the garden, so perhaps a clematis that flowers early and then a couple for June/July. I live in the south of England. Thank you in advance for your help.

Hi Jan the evergreens would be any from the cirrhosa species and the deciduous would be any from the viticella species. There are lots of varieties within the species to choose from. I have included the links below for you. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps

Clematis - Cirrhosa

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

suitable clematis

This question was asked by
- Cath

Hi. I am looking for a clematis that will cover the roof of my pergola. The 'Modern Gardens' magazine recommends the Sweet Autumn plant but I am not sure if it will be hardy enough. We live in an open spot which catches strong winds, are at approx. 200 metres above sea level however it will get the sun (if we are lucky)! I already have a Montana so I was thinking of a later flowering plant. It will be next to our window so will be in full view. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks

Hi Cath, I would probably go for any of our viticella types for the top of you pergola, they reach good heights and are very robust and flower later in the season, as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps please see link below
,

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Size of our plants

This question was asked by
- Kit

Hi, We have just bought a metal arch. Also two container roses to grow over it, but they cannot be planted out util June. I would like a viticella Clematis to grow up the arch as well. I have been admiring several of yours! We are eager to put the clematis in but is it better to wait until it is warmer. Please advise!

Hi Kit, it won't matter with our viticella's as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis for apple tree

This question was asked by
- Hazel

Please could you recommend a clematis to grow up through a apple tree. I don't want it to smother the tree so is there one that could be pruned annually? The tree faces North west and gets the sun from kid day but the roots are mostly in the shade. The tree is approximately 5 metres tall. Thanking you in advance

Hi Hazel any of our viticella types will be fine up your apple tree, they are very tough and robust and can be cut back every spring, so do not get tangled up in the tree- they are also available in many different colours. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please see link below



Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Snowdrift

This question was asked by
- George

We have a 20-year-old Snowdrift that forms a huge dome on the top of a gleditsia tree, almost smothering it. It is in full flower at the moment. Is it of value to wildlife (moths? butterflies?) or should I take it down and replace it with a later flowering one? It seems a waste!

Hi, if itís becoming a problem then take it down after itís finished flower and replace it with a viticella type. I donít know whether they are of any value to wildlife but what I can say is that itís not on our Ďbees and butterfliesí section (so probably not)
If you get one of our mature Viticellas in before the end of April then it will still do pretty well this same season
Hope this helps please see link below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

PERLE D AZURE

This question was asked by
- TIM

Hello You e mailed me to inform me Perle D Azure was now available I gather from your web site that they have all gone is this correct.If so can you suggest an alternative, this to replace a 20 year old that is growing into an old apple tree that has died .Thank you.

Hi Tim, yes they are now out of stock again I'm afraid, I would probably go for a viticella type in's its place and possibly one called 'sunny sky' might be the closest (see links below)


Sunny Sky

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Doubling up of clematis grown on structure/raised beds

This question was asked by
- Jayne

Hello. We have 4 square raised beds (approx 18Ē high) which sit at the foot of a 4-sided metal gazebo. I want to plant tall clematis on each of the legs with the intention that these grow over the gazebo and all meet in the centre. But I am wondering if it would be possible to also grow a shorter variety at the foot of each taller one to add to the display. Our garden is on a floodplain, hence the raised beds, and is in a frost pocket. Am I being too ambitious?

Hi Jane sorry for the late reply but we have been mega busy this week with mail order.
Yes it sounds like a good idea I would suggest using our viticella types for the height on the uprights then some of our boulevard collection for lots of flower nearer the bottom . This will work very well and is used by many garden designers to achieve this effect. Please find the links below

Clematis - Viticella

BOULEVARD Collection PATIO CLEMATIS


Chris and Suzy

Picardy or any small flowering group 3 clematis

This question was asked by
- Jeff

I am looking for a group 3 clematis preferably with abundant smallish flowers of red or blue/purple colour which will grow quickly up to a max height of 3/3.5 metres could you please suggest.

Hi Jeff, Picardy only grows 1 metre, the viticella types are going to be the best for you really, and are available in all your colour options, and will hit 3-3.5 meres I have included the link to all of them below so you can peruse them at you leisure (about 4 pages of them) they form a 'blanket' of small flowers all summer long so are very good value for money. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis

This question was asked by
- Alison

I have never done very well with Clematis in my garden. I have two early flowering ones that seem to do Ok, by mistake they are both pale blue! I need something that is idiot proof, flowers a bit later and is not pale blue . Can you help? I have a long standing love of Burma Star, but it just won't grown for me. Many thanks.

Hi Alison, you wont go far wrong with any of our viticella range as they are bullet proof! they get on with the job in any aspect and create lots of flower. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Tall clematis

This question was asked by
- Ghislaine

Hello! I would like to grow a clematis up into my birch tree. The knotted fishing line is already in place on the south facing side. Ideally i would like to grow it in pot. Can you please recommend a variety that might be suitable. I can send a photograph is that would help. Thank you.

Hi I would probably go for our viticella types as they are about the tallest ones that will still grow from a pot, they can be grown in any aspect and are great at climbing so all in all the best ones really. They are available in many different colours and are mostly available now for planting now.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Suitable for a coastal garden

This question was asked by
- Martin

Hello, First, just to let you know I am very happy with the Nubia I received from you in January; it's growing well on a balcony in Cork, Ireland. I'm now interested in whether you might have a recommendation for a clematis for a windy coastal garden in West Cork (prevailing SW winds) but there are some walls that could provide relatively sheltered positions. Thank you kindly Martin Tuohy

Hi Martin, yes our viticella range will do very well there as they live the tough / challenging conditions. See link to about 40 of them below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

pergola climbers

This question was asked by
- ROBERT

Hi I have just had a large pergola built on my decking and want to choose some nice climbers to provide summer cover over the top and also colour for summer and winter not got a clue what ones to choose can you help please ? thank you

Hi I would go for Viticella types for summer and cirrhosa types for winter please se both links below

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Cirrhosa


Chris and Suzy

clematis for a bare hedge

This question was asked by
- john

I have a shared hedge at the bottom of my garden. One side (my side)has died, the other side is fine.My side side was destroyed by cover from a tree and shrub-now removed. I would like some clematis plants to scramble over the dead hedge and so cover it. The hedge is 5 foot high and 60' wide. do you think that this is a good idea?

Hi John yes I would go for a mix of 3 species 'Montana' and 'viticella' types mainly (and maybe the odd 'alpina' type) this will give a great coverage for the whole of the 60 feet and will also give you flowers for a long time thru the year, they are available in lots of different colours, so a good choice for you.
I have included the 3 main links for them below, however each species has lots of varieties within it for you to browse (choose which ever you like the look of, as long as they are 1 of the 3 named species you will be fine.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Montana

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Alpina


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend our viticella types for this job, as they will do the height and are very good climbers, they are also very tough so will stand up to the heavy soil better than most others. They are all 2 years old and ready to plant now, lots of colours for you to choose from too please find a link to them below, hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend giving our viticella types a go as these will be the best for the job.
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season. I've included the link to 4 pages of them below
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis Winter Beauty

This question was asked by
- Irene

Can you suggest a clematis to grow through Winter Beauty to give some colour in the summer. Winter Beauty is planted on an east facing wall with morning sun in summer until about midday.

Hi Irene I would probably go for any of our viticella types they are available in lots of different colours and flower all thru the summer (see link below)
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis suitable for east facing fence

This question was asked by
- Jan

Fence area to be covered approx 12 feet. Sun mainly am/early pm, soil alkaline. I would like suggestions for suitable evergreen and deciduous clematis for this area. The fence is at the end of the garden, so perhaps a clematis that flowers early and then a couple for June/July. I live in the south of England. Thank you in advance for your help.

Hi Jan the evergreens would be any from the cirrhosa species and the deciduous would be any from the viticella species. There are lots of varieties within the species to choose from. I have included the links below for you. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps

Clematis - Cirrhosa

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

suitable clematis

This question was asked by
- Cath

Hi. I am looking for a clematis that will cover the roof of my pergola. The 'Modern Gardens' magazine recommends the Sweet Autumn plant but I am not sure if it will be hardy enough. We live in an open spot which catches strong winds, are at approx. 200 metres above sea level however it will get the sun (if we are lucky)! I already have a Montana so I was thinking of a later flowering plant. It will be next to our window so will be in full view. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks

Hi Cath, I would probably go for any of our viticella types for the top of you pergola, they reach good heights and are very robust and flower later in the season, as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps please see link below
,

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Size of our plants

This question was asked by
- Kit

Hi, We have just bought a metal arch. Also two container roses to grow over it, but they cannot be planted out util June. I would like a viticella Clematis to grow up the arch as well. I have been admiring several of yours! We are eager to put the clematis in but is it better to wait until it is warmer. Please advise!

Hi Kit, it won't matter with our viticella's as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis for apple tree

This question was asked by
- Hazel

Please could you recommend a clematis to grow up through a apple tree. I don't want it to smother the tree so is there one that could be pruned annually? The tree faces North west and gets the sun from kid day but the roots are mostly in the shade. The tree is approximately 5 metres tall. Thanking you in advance

Hi Hazel any of our viticella types will be fine up your apple tree, they are very tough and robust and can be cut back every spring, so do not get tangled up in the tree- they are also available in many different colours. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please see link below



Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Snowdrift

This question was asked by
- George

We have a 20-year-old Snowdrift that forms a huge dome on the top of a gleditsia tree, almost smothering it. It is in full flower at the moment. Is it of value to wildlife (moths? butterflies?) or should I take it down and replace it with a later flowering one? It seems a waste!

Hi, if itís becoming a problem then take it down after itís finished flower and replace it with a viticella type. I donít know whether they are of any value to wildlife but what I can say is that itís not on our Ďbees and butterfliesí section (so probably not)
If you get one of our mature Viticellas in before the end of April then it will still do pretty well this same season
Hope this helps please see link below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

PERLE D AZURE

This question was asked by
- TIM

Hello You e mailed me to inform me Perle D Azure was now available I gather from your web site that they have all gone is this correct.If so can you suggest an alternative, this to replace a 20 year old that is growing into an old apple tree that has died .Thank you.

Hi Tim, yes they are now out of stock again I'm afraid, I would probably go for a viticella type in's its place and possibly one called 'sunny sky' might be the closest (see links below)


Sunny Sky

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Doubling up of clematis grown on structure/raised beds

This question was asked by
- Jayne

Hello. We have 4 square raised beds (approx 18Ē high) which sit at the foot of a 4-sided metal gazebo. I want to plant tall clematis on each of the legs with the intention that these grow over the gazebo and all meet in the centre. But I am wondering if it would be possible to also grow a shorter variety at the foot of each taller one to add to the display. Our garden is on a floodplain, hence the raised beds, and is in a frost pocket. Am I being too ambitious?

Hi Jane sorry for the late reply but we have been mega busy this week with mail order.
Yes it sounds like a good idea I would suggest using our viticella types for the height on the uprights then some of our boulevard collection for lots of flower nearer the bottom . This will work very well and is used by many garden designers to achieve this effect. Please find the links below

Clematis - Viticella

BOULEVARD Collection PATIO CLEMATIS


Chris and Suzy

Picardy or any small flowering group 3 clematis

This question was asked by
- Jeff

I am looking for a group 3 clematis preferably with abundant smallish flowers of red or blue/purple colour which will grow quickly up to a max height of 3/3.5 metres could you please suggest.

Hi Jeff, Picardy only grows 1 metre, the viticella types are going to be the best for you really, and are available in all your colour options, and will hit 3-3.5 meres I have included the link to all of them below so you can peruse them at you leisure (about 4 pages of them) they form a 'blanket' of small flowers all summer long so are very good value for money. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis

This question was asked by
- Alison

I have never done very well with Clematis in my garden. I have two early flowering ones that seem to do Ok, by mistake they are both pale blue! I need something that is idiot proof, flowers a bit later and is not pale blue . Can you help? I have a long standing love of Burma Star, but it just won't grown for me. Many thanks.

Hi Alison, you wont go far wrong with any of our viticella range as they are bullet proof! they get on with the job in any aspect and create lots of flower. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Tall clematis

This question was asked by
- Ghislaine

Hello! I would like to grow a clematis up into my birch tree. The knotted fishing line is already in place on the south facing side. Ideally i would like to grow it in pot. Can you please recommend a variety that might be suitable. I can send a photograph is that would help. Thank you.

Hi I would probably go for our viticella types as they are about the tallest ones that will still grow from a pot, they can be grown in any aspect and are great at climbing so all in all the best ones really. They are available in many different colours and are mostly available now for planting now.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Suitable for a coastal garden

This question was asked by
- Martin

Hello, First, just to let you know I am very happy with the Nubia I received from you in January; it's growing well on a balcony in Cork, Ireland. I'm now interested in whether you might have a recommendation for a clematis for a windy coastal garden in West Cork (prevailing SW winds) but there are some walls that could provide relatively sheltered positions. Thank you kindly Martin Tuohy

Hi Martin, yes our viticella range will do very well there as they live the tough / challenging conditions. See link to about 40 of them below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

pergola climbers

This question was asked by
- ROBERT

Hi I have just had a large pergola built on my decking and want to choose some nice climbers to provide summer cover over the top and also colour for summer and winter not got a clue what ones to choose can you help please ? thank you

Hi I would go for Viticella types for summer and cirrhosa types for winter please se both links below

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Cirrhosa


Chris and Suzy

clematis for a bare hedge

This question was asked by
- john

I have a shared hedge at the bottom of my garden. One side (my side)has died, the other side is fine.My side side was destroyed by cover from a tree and shrub-now removed. I would like some clematis plants to scramble over the dead hedge and so cover it. The hedge is 5 foot high and 60' wide. do you think that this is a good idea?

Hi John yes I would go for a mix of 3 species 'Montana' and 'viticella' types mainly (and maybe the odd 'alpina' type) this will give a great coverage for the whole of the 60 feet and will also give you flowers for a long time thru the year, they are available in lots of different colours, so a good choice for you.
I have included the 3 main links for them below, however each species has lots of varieties within it for you to browse (choose which ever you like the look of, as long as they are 1 of the 3 named species you will be fine.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Montana

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Alpina


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend our viticella types for this job, as they will do the height and are very good climbers, they are also very tough so will stand up to the heavy soil better than most others. They are all 2 years old and ready to plant now, lots of colours for you to choose from too please find a link to them below, hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend giving our viticella types a go as these will be the best for the job.
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season. I've included the link to 4 pages of them below
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis Winter Beauty

This question was asked by
- Irene

Can you suggest a clematis to grow through Winter Beauty to give some colour in the summer. Winter Beauty is planted on an east facing wall with morning sun in summer until about midday.

Hi Irene I would probably go for any of our viticella types they are available in lots of different colours and flower all thru the summer (see link below)
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis suitable for east facing fence

This question was asked by
- Jan

Fence area to be covered approx 12 feet. Sun mainly am/early pm, soil alkaline. I would like suggestions for suitable evergreen and deciduous clematis for this area. The fence is at the end of the garden, so perhaps a clematis that flowers early and then a couple for June/July. I live in the south of England. Thank you in advance for your help.

Hi Jan the evergreens would be any from the cirrhosa species and the deciduous would be any from the viticella species. There are lots of varieties within the species to choose from. I have included the links below for you. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps

Clematis - Cirrhosa

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

suitable clematis

This question was asked by
- Cath

Hi. I am looking for a clematis that will cover the roof of my pergola. The 'Modern Gardens' magazine recommends the Sweet Autumn plant but I am not sure if it will be hardy enough. We live in an open spot which catches strong winds, are at approx. 200 metres above sea level however it will get the sun (if we are lucky)! I already have a Montana so I was thinking of a later flowering plant. It will be next to our window so will be in full view. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks

Hi Cath, I would probably go for any of our viticella types for the top of you pergola, they reach good heights and are very robust and flower later in the season, as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps please see link below
,

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Size of our plants

This question was asked by
- Kit

Hi, We have just bought a metal arch. Also two container roses to grow over it, but they cannot be planted out util June. I would like a viticella Clematis to grow up the arch as well. I have been admiring several of yours! We are eager to put the clematis in but is it better to wait until it is warmer. Please advise!

Hi Kit, it won't matter with our viticella's as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis for apple tree

This question was asked by
- Hazel

Please could you recommend a clematis to grow up through a apple tree. I don't want it to smother the tree so is there one that could be pruned annually? The tree faces North west and gets the sun from kid day but the roots are mostly in the shade. The tree is approximately 5 metres tall. Thanking you in advance

Hi Hazel any of our viticella types will be fine up your apple tree, they are very tough and robust and can be cut back every spring, so do not get tangled up in the tree- they are also available in many different colours. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please see link below



Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Snowdrift

This question was asked by
- George

We have a 20-year-old Snowdrift that forms a huge dome on the top of a gleditsia tree, almost smothering it. It is in full flower at the moment. Is it of value to wildlife (moths? butterflies?) or should I take it down and replace it with a later flowering one? It seems a waste!

Hi, if itís becoming a problem then take it down after itís finished flower and replace it with a viticella type. I donít know whether they are of any value to wildlife but what I can say is that itís not on our Ďbees and butterfliesí section (so probably not)
If you get one of our mature Viticellas in before the end of April then it will still do pretty well this same season
Hope this helps please see link below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

PERLE D AZURE

This question was asked by
- TIM

Hello You e mailed me to inform me Perle D Azure was now available I gather from your web site that they have all gone is this correct.If so can you suggest an alternative, this to replace a 20 year old that is growing into an old apple tree that has died .Thank you.

Hi Tim, yes they are now out of stock again I'm afraid, I would probably go for a viticella type in's its place and possibly one called 'sunny sky' might be the closest (see links below)


Sunny Sky

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Doubling up of clematis grown on structure/raised beds

This question was asked by
- Jayne

Hello. We have 4 square raised beds (approx 18Ē high) which sit at the foot of a 4-sided metal gazebo. I want to plant tall clematis on each of the legs with the intention that these grow over the gazebo and all meet in the centre. But I am wondering if it would be possible to also grow a shorter variety at the foot of each taller one to add to the display. Our garden is on a floodplain, hence the raised beds, and is in a frost pocket. Am I being too ambitious?

Hi Jane sorry for the late reply but we have been mega busy this week with mail order.
Yes it sounds like a good idea I would suggest using our viticella types for the height on the uprights then some of our boulevard collection for lots of flower nearer the bottom . This will work very well and is used by many garden designers to achieve this effect. Please find the links below

Clematis - Viticella

BOULEVARD Collection PATIO CLEMATIS


Chris and Suzy

Picardy or any small flowering group 3 clematis

This question was asked by
- Jeff

I am looking for a group 3 clematis preferably with abundant smallish flowers of red or blue/purple colour which will grow quickly up to a max height of 3/3.5 metres could you please suggest.

Hi Jeff, Picardy only grows 1 metre, the viticella types are going to be the best for you really, and are available in all your colour options, and will hit 3-3.5 meres I have included the link to all of them below so you can peruse them at you leisure (about 4 pages of them) they form a 'blanket' of small flowers all summer long so are very good value for money. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis

This question was asked by
- Alison

I have never done very well with Clematis in my garden. I have two early flowering ones that seem to do Ok, by mistake they are both pale blue! I need something that is idiot proof, flowers a bit later and is not pale blue . Can you help? I have a long standing love of Burma Star, but it just won't grown for me. Many thanks.

Hi Alison, you wont go far wrong with any of our viticella range as they are bullet proof! they get on with the job in any aspect and create lots of flower. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Tall clematis

This question was asked by
- Ghislaine

Hello! I would like to grow a clematis up into my birch tree. The knotted fishing line is already in place on the south facing side. Ideally i would like to grow it in pot. Can you please recommend a variety that might be suitable. I can send a photograph is that would help. Thank you.

Hi I would probably go for our viticella types as they are about the tallest ones that will still grow from a pot, they can be grown in any aspect and are great at climbing so all in all the best ones really. They are available in many different colours and are mostly available now for planting now.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Suitable for a coastal garden

This question was asked by
- Martin

Hello, First, just to let you know I am very happy with the Nubia I received from you in January; it's growing well on a balcony in Cork, Ireland. I'm now interested in whether you might have a recommendation for a clematis for a windy coastal garden in West Cork (prevailing SW winds) but there are some walls that could provide relatively sheltered positions. Thank you kindly Martin Tuohy

Hi Martin, yes our viticella range will do very well there as they live the tough / challenging conditions. See link to about 40 of them below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

pergola climbers

This question was asked by
- ROBERT

Hi I have just had a large pergola built on my decking and want to choose some nice climbers to provide summer cover over the top and also colour for summer and winter not got a clue what ones to choose can you help please ? thank you

Hi I would go for Viticella types for summer and cirrhosa types for winter please se both links below

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Cirrhosa


Chris and Suzy

clematis for a bare hedge

This question was asked by
- john

I have a shared hedge at the bottom of my garden. One side (my side)has died, the other side is fine.My side side was destroyed by cover from a tree and shrub-now removed. I would like some clematis plants to scramble over the dead hedge and so cover it. The hedge is 5 foot high and 60' wide. do you think that this is a good idea?

Hi John yes I would go for a mix of 3 species 'Montana' and 'viticella' types mainly (and maybe the odd 'alpina' type) this will give a great coverage for the whole of the 60 feet and will also give you flowers for a long time thru the year, they are available in lots of different colours, so a good choice for you.
I have included the 3 main links for them below, however each species has lots of varieties within it for you to browse (choose which ever you like the look of, as long as they are 1 of the 3 named species you will be fine.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Montana

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Alpina


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend our viticella types for this job, as they will do the height and are very good climbers, they are also very tough so will stand up to the heavy soil better than most others. They are all 2 years old and ready to plant now, lots of colours for you to choose from too please find a link to them below, hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend giving our viticella types a go as these will be the best for the job.
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season. I've included the link to 4 pages of them below
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis Winter Beauty

This question was asked by
- Irene

Can you suggest a clematis to grow through Winter Beauty to give some colour in the summer. Winter Beauty is planted on an east facing wall with morning sun in summer until about midday.

Hi Irene I would probably go for any of our viticella types they are available in lots of different colours and flower all thru the summer (see link below)
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis suitable for east facing fence

This question was asked by
- Jan

Fence area to be covered approx 12 feet. Sun mainly am/early pm, soil alkaline. I would like suggestions for suitable evergreen and deciduous clematis for this area. The fence is at the end of the garden, so perhaps a clematis that flowers early and then a couple for June/July. I live in the south of England. Thank you in advance for your help.

Hi Jan the evergreens would be any from the cirrhosa species and the deciduous would be any from the viticella species. There are lots of varieties within the species to choose from. I have included the links below for you. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps

Clematis - Cirrhosa

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

suitable clematis

This question was asked by
- Cath

Hi. I am looking for a clematis that will cover the roof of my pergola. The 'Modern Gardens' magazine recommends the Sweet Autumn plant but I am not sure if it will be hardy enough. We live in an open spot which catches strong winds, are at approx. 200 metres above sea level however it will get the sun (if we are lucky)! I already have a Montana so I was thinking of a later flowering plant. It will be next to our window so will be in full view. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks

Hi Cath, I would probably go for any of our viticella types for the top of you pergola, they reach good heights and are very robust and flower later in the season, as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps please see link below
,

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Size of our plants

This question was asked by
- Kit

Hi, We have just bought a metal arch. Also two container roses to grow over it, but they cannot be planted out util June. I would like a viticella Clematis to grow up the arch as well. I have been admiring several of yours! We are eager to put the clematis in but is it better to wait until it is warmer. Please advise!

Hi Kit, it won't matter with our viticella's as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis for apple tree

This question was asked by
- Hazel

Please could you recommend a clematis to grow up through a apple tree. I don't want it to smother the tree so is there one that could be pruned annually? The tree faces North west and gets the sun from kid day but the roots are mostly in the shade. The tree is approximately 5 metres tall. Thanking you in advance

Hi Hazel any of our viticella types will be fine up your apple tree, they are very tough and robust and can be cut back every spring, so do not get tangled up in the tree- they are also available in many different colours. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please see link below



Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Snowdrift

This question was asked by
- George

We have a 20-year-old Snowdrift that forms a huge dome on the top of a gleditsia tree, almost smothering it. It is in full flower at the moment. Is it of value to wildlife (moths? butterflies?) or should I take it down and replace it with a later flowering one? It seems a waste!

Hi, if itís becoming a problem then take it down after itís finished flower and replace it with a viticella type. I donít know whether they are of any value to wildlife but what I can say is that itís not on our Ďbees and butterfliesí section (so probably not)
If you get one of our mature Viticellas in before the end of April then it will still do pretty well this same season
Hope this helps please see link below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

PERLE D AZURE

This question was asked by
- TIM

Hello You e mailed me to inform me Perle D Azure was now available I gather from your web site that they have all gone is this correct.If so can you suggest an alternative, this to replace a 20 year old that is growing into an old apple tree that has died .Thank you.

Hi Tim, yes they are now out of stock again I'm afraid, I would probably go for a viticella type in's its place and possibly one called 'sunny sky' might be the closest (see links below)


Sunny Sky

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Doubling up of clematis grown on structure/raised beds

This question was asked by
- Jayne

Hello. We have 4 square raised beds (approx 18Ē high) which sit at the foot of a 4-sided metal gazebo. I want to plant tall clematis on each of the legs with the intention that these grow over the gazebo and all meet in the centre. But I am wondering if it would be possible to also grow a shorter variety at the foot of each taller one to add to the display. Our garden is on a floodplain, hence the raised beds, and is in a frost pocket. Am I being too ambitious?

Hi Jane sorry for the late reply but we have been mega busy this week with mail order.
Yes it sounds like a good idea I would suggest using our viticella types for the height on the uprights then some of our boulevard collection for lots of flower nearer the bottom . This will work very well and is used by many garden designers to achieve this effect. Please find the links below

Clematis - Viticella

BOULEVARD Collection PATIO CLEMATIS


Chris and Suzy

Picardy or any small flowering group 3 clematis

This question was asked by
- Jeff

I am looking for a group 3 clematis preferably with abundant smallish flowers of red or blue/purple colour which will grow quickly up to a max height of 3/3.5 metres could you please suggest.

Hi Jeff, Picardy only grows 1 metre, the viticella types are going to be the best for you really, and are available in all your colour options, and will hit 3-3.5 meres I have included the link to all of them below so you can peruse them at you leisure (about 4 pages of them) they form a 'blanket' of small flowers all summer long so are very good value for money. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis

This question was asked by
- Alison

I have never done very well with Clematis in my garden. I have two early flowering ones that seem to do Ok, by mistake they are both pale blue! I need something that is idiot proof, flowers a bit later and is not pale blue . Can you help? I have a long standing love of Burma Star, but it just won't grown for me. Many thanks.

Hi Alison, you wont go far wrong with any of our viticella range as they are bullet proof! they get on with the job in any aspect and create lots of flower. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Tall clematis

This question was asked by
- Ghislaine

Hello! I would like to grow a clematis up into my birch tree. The knotted fishing line is already in place on the south facing side. Ideally i would like to grow it in pot. Can you please recommend a variety that might be suitable. I can send a photograph is that would help. Thank you.

Hi I would probably go for our viticella types as they are about the tallest ones that will still grow from a pot, they can be grown in any aspect and are great at climbing so all in all the best ones really. They are available in many different colours and are mostly available now for planting now.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Suitable for a coastal garden

This question was asked by
- Martin

Hello, First, just to let you know I am very happy with the Nubia I received from you in January; it's growing well on a balcony in Cork, Ireland. I'm now interested in whether you might have a recommendation for a clematis for a windy coastal garden in West Cork (prevailing SW winds) but there are some walls that could provide relatively sheltered positions. Thank you kindly Martin Tuohy

Hi Martin, yes our viticella range will do very well there as they live the tough / challenging conditions. See link to about 40 of them below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

pergola climbers

This question was asked by
- ROBERT

Hi I have just had a large pergola built on my decking and want to choose some nice climbers to provide summer cover over the top and also colour for summer and winter not got a clue what ones to choose can you help please ? thank you

Hi I would go for Viticella types for summer and cirrhosa types for winter please se both links below

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Cirrhosa


Chris and Suzy

clematis for a bare hedge

This question was asked by
- john

I have a shared hedge at the bottom of my garden. One side (my side)has died, the other side is fine.My side side was destroyed by cover from a tree and shrub-now removed. I would like some clematis plants to scramble over the dead hedge and so cover it. The hedge is 5 foot high and 60' wide. do you think that this is a good idea?

Hi John yes I would go for a mix of 3 species 'Montana' and 'viticella' types mainly (and maybe the odd 'alpina' type) this will give a great coverage for the whole of the 60 feet and will also give you flowers for a long time thru the year, they are available in lots of different colours, so a good choice for you.
I have included the 3 main links for them below, however each species has lots of varieties within it for you to browse (choose which ever you like the look of, as long as they are 1 of the 3 named species you will be fine.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Montana

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Alpina


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend our viticella types for this job, as they will do the height and are very good climbers, they are also very tough so will stand up to the heavy soil better than most others. They are all 2 years old and ready to plant now, lots of colours for you to choose from too please find a link to them below, hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend giving our viticella types a go as these will be the best for the job.
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season. I've included the link to 4 pages of them below
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis Winter Beauty

This question was asked by
- Irene

Can you suggest a clematis to grow through Winter Beauty to give some colour in the summer. Winter Beauty is planted on an east facing wall with morning sun in summer until about midday.

Hi Irene I would probably go for any of our viticella types they are available in lots of different colours and flower all thru the summer (see link below)
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis suitable for east facing fence

This question was asked by
- Jan

Fence area to be covered approx 12 feet. Sun mainly am/early pm, soil alkaline. I would like suggestions for suitable evergreen and deciduous clematis for this area. The fence is at the end of the garden, so perhaps a clematis that flowers early and then a couple for June/July. I live in the south of England. Thank you in advance for your help.

Hi Jan the evergreens would be any from the cirrhosa species and the deciduous would be any from the viticella species. There are lots of varieties within the species to choose from. I have included the links below for you. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps

Clematis - Cirrhosa

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

suitable clematis

This question was asked by
- Cath

Hi. I am looking for a clematis that will cover the roof of my pergola. The 'Modern Gardens' magazine recommends the Sweet Autumn plant but I am not sure if it will be hardy enough. We live in an open spot which catches strong winds, are at approx. 200 metres above sea level however it will get the sun (if we are lucky)! I already have a Montana so I was thinking of a later flowering plant. It will be next to our window so will be in full view. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks

Hi Cath, I would probably go for any of our viticella types for the top of you pergola, they reach good heights and are very robust and flower later in the season, as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps please see link below
,

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Size of our plants

This question was asked by
- Kit

Hi, We have just bought a metal arch. Also two container roses to grow over it, but they cannot be planted out util June. I would like a viticella Clematis to grow up the arch as well. I have been admiring several of yours! We are eager to put the clematis in but is it better to wait until it is warmer. Please advise!

Hi Kit, it won't matter with our viticella's as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis for apple tree

This question was asked by
- Hazel

Please could you recommend a clematis to grow up through a apple tree. I don't want it to smother the tree so is there one that could be pruned annually? The tree faces North west and gets the sun from kid day but the roots are mostly in the shade. The tree is approximately 5 metres tall. Thanking you in advance

Hi Hazel any of our viticella types will be fine up your apple tree, they are very tough and robust and can be cut back every spring, so do not get tangled up in the tree- they are also available in many different colours. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please see link below



Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Snowdrift

This question was asked by
- George

We have a 20-year-old Snowdrift that forms a huge dome on the top of a gleditsia tree, almost smothering it. It is in full flower at the moment. Is it of value to wildlife (moths? butterflies?) or should I take it down and replace it with a later flowering one? It seems a waste!

Hi, if itís becoming a problem then take it down after itís finished flower and replace it with a viticella type. I donít know whether they are of any value to wildlife but what I can say is that itís not on our Ďbees and butterfliesí section (so probably not)
If you get one of our mature Viticellas in before the end of April then it will still do pretty well this same season
Hope this helps please see link below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

PERLE D AZURE

This question was asked by
- TIM

Hello You e mailed me to inform me Perle D Azure was now available I gather from your web site that they have all gone is this correct.If so can you suggest an alternative, this to replace a 20 year old that is growing into an old apple tree that has died .Thank you.

Hi Tim, yes they are now out of stock again I'm afraid, I would probably go for a viticella type in's its place and possibly one called 'sunny sky' might be the closest (see links below)


Sunny Sky

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Doubling up of clematis grown on structure/raised beds

This question was asked by
- Jayne

Hello. We have 4 square raised beds (approx 18Ē high) which sit at the foot of a 4-sided metal gazebo. I want to plant tall clematis on each of the legs with the intention that these grow over the gazebo and all meet in the centre. But I am wondering if it would be possible to also grow a shorter variety at the foot of each taller one to add to the display. Our garden is on a floodplain, hence the raised beds, and is in a frost pocket. Am I being too ambitious?

Hi Jane sorry for the late reply but we have been mega busy this week with mail order.
Yes it sounds like a good idea I would suggest using our viticella types for the height on the uprights then some of our boulevard collection for lots of flower nearer the bottom . This will work very well and is used by many garden designers to achieve this effect. Please find the links below

Clematis - Viticella

BOULEVARD Collection PATIO CLEMATIS


Chris and Suzy

Picardy or any small flowering group 3 clematis

This question was asked by
- Jeff

I am looking for a group 3 clematis preferably with abundant smallish flowers of red or blue/purple colour which will grow quickly up to a max height of 3/3.5 metres could you please suggest.

Hi Jeff, Picardy only grows 1 metre, the viticella types are going to be the best for you really, and are available in all your colour options, and will hit 3-3.5 meres I have included the link to all of them below so you can peruse them at you leisure (about 4 pages of them) they form a 'blanket' of small flowers all summer long so are very good value for money. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis

This question was asked by
- Alison

I have never done very well with Clematis in my garden. I have two early flowering ones that seem to do Ok, by mistake they are both pale blue! I need something that is idiot proof, flowers a bit later and is not pale blue . Can you help? I have a long standing love of Burma Star, but it just won't grown for me. Many thanks.

Hi Alison, you wont go far wrong with any of our viticella range as they are bullet proof! they get on with the job in any aspect and create lots of flower. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Tall clematis

This question was asked by
- Ghislaine

Hello! I would like to grow a clematis up into my birch tree. The knotted fishing line is already in place on the south facing side. Ideally i would like to grow it in pot. Can you please recommend a variety that might be suitable. I can send a photograph is that would help. Thank you.

Hi I would probably go for our viticella types as they are about the tallest ones that will still grow from a pot, they can be grown in any aspect and are great at climbing so all in all the best ones really. They are available in many different colours and are mostly available now for planting now.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Suitable for a coastal garden

This question was asked by
- Martin

Hello, First, just to let you know I am very happy with the Nubia I received from you in January; it's growing well on a balcony in Cork, Ireland. I'm now interested in whether you might have a recommendation for a clematis for a windy coastal garden in West Cork (prevailing SW winds) but there are some walls that could provide relatively sheltered positions. Thank you kindly Martin Tuohy

Hi Martin, yes our viticella range will do very well there as they live the tough / challenging conditions. See link to about 40 of them below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

pergola climbers

This question was asked by
- ROBERT

Hi I have just had a large pergola built on my decking and want to choose some nice climbers to provide summer cover over the top and also colour for summer and winter not got a clue what ones to choose can you help please ? thank you

Hi I would go for Viticella types for summer and cirrhosa types for winter please se both links below

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Cirrhosa


Chris and Suzy

clematis for a bare hedge

This question was asked by
- john

I have a shared hedge at the bottom of my garden. One side (my side)has died, the other side is fine.My side side was destroyed by cover from a tree and shrub-now removed. I would like some clematis plants to scramble over the dead hedge and so cover it. The hedge is 5 foot high and 60' wide. do you think that this is a good idea?

Hi John yes I would go for a mix of 3 species 'Montana' and 'viticella' types mainly (and maybe the odd 'alpina' type) this will give a great coverage for the whole of the 60 feet and will also give you flowers for a long time thru the year, they are available in lots of different colours, so a good choice for you.
I have included the 3 main links for them below, however each species has lots of varieties within it for you to browse (choose which ever you like the look of, as long as they are 1 of the 3 named species you will be fine.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Montana

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Alpina


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend our viticella types for this job, as they will do the height and are very good climbers, they are also very tough so will stand up to the heavy soil better than most others. They are all 2 years old and ready to plant now, lots of colours for you to choose from too please find a link to them below, hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend giving our viticella types a go as these will be the best for the job.
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season. I've included the link to 4 pages of them below
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis Winter Beauty

This question was asked by
- Irene

Can you suggest a clematis to grow through Winter Beauty to give some colour in the summer. Winter Beauty is planted on an east facing wall with morning sun in summer until about midday.

Hi Irene I would probably go for any of our viticella types they are available in lots of different colours and flower all thru the summer (see link below)
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis suitable for east facing fence

This question was asked by
- Jan

Fence area to be covered approx 12 feet. Sun mainly am/early pm, soil alkaline. I would like suggestions for suitable evergreen and deciduous clematis for this area. The fence is at the end of the garden, so perhaps a clematis that flowers early and then a couple for June/July. I live in the south of England. Thank you in advance for your help.

Hi Jan the evergreens would be any from the cirrhosa species and the deciduous would be any from the viticella species. There are lots of varieties within the species to choose from. I have included the links below for you. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps

Clematis - Cirrhosa

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

suitable clematis

This question was asked by
- Cath

Hi. I am looking for a clematis that will cover the roof of my pergola. The 'Modern Gardens' magazine recommends the Sweet Autumn plant but I am not sure if it will be hardy enough. We live in an open spot which catches strong winds, are at approx. 200 metres above sea level however it will get the sun (if we are lucky)! I already have a Montana so I was thinking of a later flowering plant. It will be next to our window so will be in full view. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks

Hi Cath, I would probably go for any of our viticella types for the top of you pergola, they reach good heights and are very robust and flower later in the season, as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps please see link below
,

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Size of our plants

This question was asked by
- Kit

Hi, We have just bought a metal arch. Also two container roses to grow over it, but they cannot be planted out util June. I would like a viticella Clematis to grow up the arch as well. I have been admiring several of yours! We are eager to put the clematis in but is it better to wait until it is warmer. Please advise!

Hi Kit, it won't matter with our viticella's as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis for apple tree

This question was asked by
- Hazel

Please could you recommend a clematis to grow up through a apple tree. I don't want it to smother the tree so is there one that could be pruned annually? The tree faces North west and gets the sun from kid day but the roots are mostly in the shade. The tree is approximately 5 metres tall. Thanking you in advance

Hi Hazel any of our viticella types will be fine up your apple tree, they are very tough and robust and can be cut back every spring, so do not get tangled up in the tree- they are also available in many different colours. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please see link below



Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Snowdrift

This question was asked by
- George

We have a 20-year-old Snowdrift that forms a huge dome on the top of a gleditsia tree, almost smothering it. It is in full flower at the moment. Is it of value to wildlife (moths? butterflies?) or should I take it down and replace it with a later flowering one? It seems a waste!

Hi, if itís becoming a problem then take it down after itís finished flower and replace it with a viticella type. I donít know whether they are of any value to wildlife but what I can say is that itís not on our Ďbees and butterfliesí section (so probably not)
If you get one of our mature Viticellas in before the end of April then it will still do pretty well this same season
Hope this helps please see link below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

PERLE D AZURE

This question was asked by
- TIM

Hello You e mailed me to inform me Perle D Azure was now available I gather from your web site that they have all gone is this correct.If so can you suggest an alternative, this to replace a 20 year old that is growing into an old apple tree that has died .Thank you.

Hi Tim, yes they are now out of stock again I'm afraid, I would probably go for a viticella type in's its place and possibly one called 'sunny sky' might be the closest (see links below)


Sunny Sky

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Doubling up of clematis grown on structure/raised beds

This question was asked by
- Jayne

Hello. We have 4 square raised beds (approx 18Ē high) which sit at the foot of a 4-sided metal gazebo. I want to plant tall clematis on each of the legs with the intention that these grow over the gazebo and all meet in the centre. But I am wondering if it would be possible to also grow a shorter variety at the foot of each taller one to add to the display. Our garden is on a floodplain, hence the raised beds, and is in a frost pocket. Am I being too ambitious?

Hi Jane sorry for the late reply but we have been mega busy this week with mail order.
Yes it sounds like a good idea I would suggest using our viticella types for the height on the uprights then some of our boulevard collection for lots of flower nearer the bottom . This will work very well and is used by many garden designers to achieve this effect. Please find the links below

Clematis - Viticella

BOULEVARD Collection PATIO CLEMATIS


Chris and Suzy

Picardy or any small flowering group 3 clematis

This question was asked by
- Jeff

I am looking for a group 3 clematis preferably with abundant smallish flowers of red or blue/purple colour which will grow quickly up to a max height of 3/3.5 metres could you please suggest.

Hi Jeff, Picardy only grows 1 metre, the viticella types are going to be the best for you really, and are available in all your colour options, and will hit 3-3.5 meres I have included the link to all of them below so you can peruse them at you leisure (about 4 pages of them) they form a 'blanket' of small flowers all summer long so are very good value for money. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis

This question was asked by
- Alison

I have never done very well with Clematis in my garden. I have two early flowering ones that seem to do Ok, by mistake they are both pale blue! I need something that is idiot proof, flowers a bit later and is not pale blue . Can you help? I have a long standing love of Burma Star, but it just won't grown for me. Many thanks.

Hi Alison, you wont go far wrong with any of our viticella range as they are bullet proof! they get on with the job in any aspect and create lots of flower. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Tall clematis

This question was asked by
- Ghislaine

Hello! I would like to grow a clematis up into my birch tree. The knotted fishing line is already in place on the south facing side. Ideally i would like to grow it in pot. Can you please recommend a variety that might be suitable. I can send a photograph is that would help. Thank you.

Hi I would probably go for our viticella types as they are about the tallest ones that will still grow from a pot, they can be grown in any aspect and are great at climbing so all in all the best ones really. They are available in many different colours and are mostly available now for planting now.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Suitable for a coastal garden

This question was asked by
- Martin

Hello, First, just to let you know I am very happy with the Nubia I received from you in January; it's growing well on a balcony in Cork, Ireland. I'm now interested in whether you might have a recommendation for a clematis for a windy coastal garden in West Cork (prevailing SW winds) but there are some walls that could provide relatively sheltered positions. Thank you kindly Martin Tuohy

Hi Martin, yes our viticella range will do very well there as they live the tough / challenging conditions. See link to about 40 of them below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

pergola climbers

This question was asked by
- ROBERT

Hi I have just had a large pergola built on my decking and want to choose some nice climbers to provide summer cover over the top and also colour for summer and winter not got a clue what ones to choose can you help please ? thank you

Hi I would go for Viticella types for summer and cirrhosa types for winter please se both links below

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Cirrhosa


Chris and Suzy

clematis for a bare hedge

This question was asked by
- john

I have a shared hedge at the bottom of my garden. One side (my side)has died, the other side is fine.My side side was destroyed by cover from a tree and shrub-now removed. I would like some clematis plants to scramble over the dead hedge and so cover it. The hedge is 5 foot high and 60' wide. do you think that this is a good idea?

Hi John yes I would go for a mix of 3 species 'Montana' and 'viticella' types mainly (and maybe the odd 'alpina' type) this will give a great coverage for the whole of the 60 feet and will also give you flowers for a long time thru the year, they are available in lots of different colours, so a good choice for you.
I have included the 3 main links for them below, however each species has lots of varieties within it for you to browse (choose which ever you like the look of, as long as they are 1 of the 3 named species you will be fine.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Montana

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Alpina


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend our viticella types for this job, as they will do the height and are very good climbers, they are also very tough so will stand up to the heavy soil better than most others. They are all 2 years old and ready to plant now, lots of colours for you to choose from too please find a link to them below, hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend giving our viticella types a go as these will be the best for the job.
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season. I've included the link to 4 pages of them below
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis Winter Beauty

This question was asked by
- Irene

Can you suggest a clematis to grow through Winter Beauty to give some colour in the summer. Winter Beauty is planted on an east facing wall with morning sun in summer until about midday.

Hi Irene I would probably go for any of our viticella types they are available in lots of different colours and flower all thru the summer (see link below)
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis suitable for east facing fence

This question was asked by
- Jan

Fence area to be covered approx 12 feet. Sun mainly am/early pm, soil alkaline. I would like suggestions for suitable evergreen and deciduous clematis for this area. The fence is at the end of the garden, so perhaps a clematis that flowers early and then a couple for June/July. I live in the south of England. Thank you in advance for your help.

Hi Jan the evergreens would be any from the cirrhosa species and the deciduous would be any from the viticella species. There are lots of varieties within the species to choose from. I have included the links below for you. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps

Clematis - Cirrhosa

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

suitable clematis

This question was asked by
- Cath

Hi. I am looking for a clematis that will cover the roof of my pergola. The 'Modern Gardens' magazine recommends the Sweet Autumn plant but I am not sure if it will be hardy enough. We live in an open spot which catches strong winds, are at approx. 200 metres above sea level however it will get the sun (if we are lucky)! I already have a Montana so I was thinking of a later flowering plant. It will be next to our window so will be in full view. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks

Hi Cath, I would probably go for any of our viticella types for the top of you pergola, they reach good heights and are very robust and flower later in the season, as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps please see link below
,

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Size of our plants

This question was asked by
- Kit

Hi, We have just bought a metal arch. Also two container roses to grow over it, but they cannot be planted out util June. I would like a viticella Clematis to grow up the arch as well. I have been admiring several of yours! We are eager to put the clematis in but is it better to wait until it is warmer. Please advise!

Hi Kit, it won't matter with our viticella's as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis for apple tree

This question was asked by
- Hazel

Please could you recommend a clematis to grow up through a apple tree. I don't want it to smother the tree so is there one that could be pruned annually? The tree faces North west and gets the sun from kid day but the roots are mostly in the shade. The tree is approximately 5 metres tall. Thanking you in advance

Hi Hazel any of our viticella types will be fine up your apple tree, they are very tough and robust and can be cut back every spring, so do not get tangled up in the tree- they are also available in many different colours. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please see link below



Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Snowdrift

This question was asked by
- George

We have a 20-year-old Snowdrift that forms a huge dome on the top of a gleditsia tree, almost smothering it. It is in full flower at the moment. Is it of value to wildlife (moths? butterflies?) or should I take it down and replace it with a later flowering one? It seems a waste!

Hi, if itís becoming a problem then take it down after itís finished flower and replace it with a viticella type. I donít know whether they are of any value to wildlife but what I can say is that itís not on our Ďbees and butterfliesí section (so probably not)
If you get one of our mature Viticellas in before the end of April then it will still do pretty well this same season
Hope this helps please see link below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

PERLE D AZURE

This question was asked by
- TIM

Hello You e mailed me to inform me Perle D Azure was now available I gather from your web site that they have all gone is this correct.If so can you suggest an alternative, this to replace a 20 year old that is growing into an old apple tree that has died .Thank you.

Hi Tim, yes they are now out of stock again I'm afraid, I would probably go for a viticella type in's its place and possibly one called 'sunny sky' might be the closest (see links below)


Sunny Sky

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Doubling up of clematis grown on structure/raised beds

This question was asked by
- Jayne

Hello. We have 4 square raised beds (approx 18Ē high) which sit at the foot of a 4-sided metal gazebo. I want to plant tall clematis on each of the legs with the intention that these grow over the gazebo and all meet in the centre. But I am wondering if it would be possible to also grow a shorter variety at the foot of each taller one to add to the display. Our garden is on a floodplain, hence the raised beds, and is in a frost pocket. Am I being too ambitious?

Hi Jane sorry for the late reply but we have been mega busy this week with mail order.
Yes it sounds like a good idea I would suggest using our viticella types for the height on the uprights then some of our boulevard collection for lots of flower nearer the bottom . This will work very well and is used by many garden designers to achieve this effect. Please find the links below

Clematis - Viticella

BOULEVARD Collection PATIO CLEMATIS


Chris and Suzy

Picardy or any small flowering group 3 clematis

This question was asked by
- Jeff

I am looking for a group 3 clematis preferably with abundant smallish flowers of red or blue/purple colour which will grow quickly up to a max height of 3/3.5 metres could you please suggest.

Hi Jeff, Picardy only grows 1 metre, the viticella types are going to be the best for you really, and are available in all your colour options, and will hit 3-3.5 meres I have included the link to all of them below so you can peruse them at you leisure (about 4 pages of them) they form a 'blanket' of small flowers all summer long so are very good value for money. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis

This question was asked by
- Alison

I have never done very well with Clematis in my garden. I have two early flowering ones that seem to do Ok, by mistake they are both pale blue! I need something that is idiot proof, flowers a bit later and is not pale blue . Can you help? I have a long standing love of Burma Star, but it just won't grown for me. Many thanks.

Hi Alison, you wont go far wrong with any of our viticella range as they are bullet proof! they get on with the job in any aspect and create lots of flower. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Tall clematis

This question was asked by
- Ghislaine

Hello! I would like to grow a clematis up into my birch tree. The knotted fishing line is already in place on the south facing side. Ideally i would like to grow it in pot. Can you please recommend a variety that might be suitable. I can send a photograph is that would help. Thank you.

Hi I would probably go for our viticella types as they are about the tallest ones that will still grow from a pot, they can be grown in any aspect and are great at climbing so all in all the best ones really. They are available in many different colours and are mostly available now for planting now.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Suitable for a coastal garden

This question was asked by
- Martin

Hello, First, just to let you know I am very happy with the Nubia I received from you in January; it's growing well on a balcony in Cork, Ireland. I'm now interested in whether you might have a recommendation for a clematis for a windy coastal garden in West Cork (prevailing SW winds) but there are some walls that could provide relatively sheltered positions. Thank you kindly Martin Tuohy

Hi Martin, yes our viticella range will do very well there as they live the tough / challenging conditions. See link to about 40 of them below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

pergola climbers

This question was asked by
- ROBERT

Hi I have just had a large pergola built on my decking and want to choose some nice climbers to provide summer cover over the top and also colour for summer and winter not got a clue what ones to choose can you help please ? thank you

Hi I would go for Viticella types for summer and cirrhosa types for winter please se both links below

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Cirrhosa


Chris and Suzy

clematis for a bare hedge

This question was asked by
- john

I have a shared hedge at the bottom of my garden. One side (my side)has died, the other side is fine.My side side was destroyed by cover from a tree and shrub-now removed. I would like some clematis plants to scramble over the dead hedge and so cover it. The hedge is 5 foot high and 60' wide. do you think that this is a good idea?

Hi John yes I would go for a mix of 3 species 'Montana' and 'viticella' types mainly (and maybe the odd 'alpina' type) this will give a great coverage for the whole of the 60 feet and will also give you flowers for a long time thru the year, they are available in lots of different colours, so a good choice for you.
I have included the 3 main links for them below, however each species has lots of varieties within it for you to browse (choose which ever you like the look of, as long as they are 1 of the 3 named species you will be fine.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Montana

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Alpina


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend our viticella types for this job, as they will do the height and are very good climbers, they are also very tough so will stand up to the heavy soil better than most others. They are all 2 years old and ready to plant now, lots of colours for you to choose from too please find a link to them below, hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend giving our viticella types a go as these will be the best for the job.
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season. I've included the link to 4 pages of them below
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis Winter Beauty

This question was asked by
- Irene

Can you suggest a clematis to grow through Winter Beauty to give some colour in the summer. Winter Beauty is planted on an east facing wall with morning sun in summer until about midday.

Hi Irene I would probably go for any of our viticella types they are available in lots of different colours and flower all thru the summer (see link below)
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis suitable for east facing fence

This question was asked by
- Jan

Fence area to be covered approx 12 feet. Sun mainly am/early pm, soil alkaline. I would like suggestions for suitable evergreen and deciduous clematis for this area. The fence is at the end of the garden, so perhaps a clematis that flowers early and then a couple for June/July. I live in the south of England. Thank you in advance for your help.

Hi Jan the evergreens would be any from the cirrhosa species and the deciduous would be any from the viticella species. There are lots of varieties within the species to choose from. I have included the links below for you. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps

Clematis - Cirrhosa

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

suitable clematis

This question was asked by
- Cath

Hi. I am looking for a clematis that will cover the roof of my pergola. The 'Modern Gardens' magazine recommends the Sweet Autumn plant but I am not sure if it will be hardy enough. We live in an open spot which catches strong winds, are at approx. 200 metres above sea level however it will get the sun (if we are lucky)! I already have a Montana so I was thinking of a later flowering plant. It will be next to our window so will be in full view. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks

Hi Cath, I would probably go for any of our viticella types for the top of you pergola, they reach good heights and are very robust and flower later in the season, as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps please see link below
,

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Size of our plants

This question was asked by
- Kit

Hi, We have just bought a metal arch. Also two container roses to grow over it, but they cannot be planted out util June. I would like a viticella Clematis to grow up the arch as well. I have been admiring several of yours! We are eager to put the clematis in but is it better to wait until it is warmer. Please advise!

Hi Kit, it won't matter with our viticella's as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis for apple tree

This question was asked by
- Hazel

Please could you recommend a clematis to grow up through a apple tree. I don't want it to smother the tree so is there one that could be pruned annually? The tree faces North west and gets the sun from kid day but the roots are mostly in the shade. The tree is approximately 5 metres tall. Thanking you in advance

Hi Hazel any of our viticella types will be fine up your apple tree, they are very tough and robust and can be cut back every spring, so do not get tangled up in the tree- they are also available in many different colours. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please see link below



Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Snowdrift

This question was asked by
- George

We have a 20-year-old Snowdrift that forms a huge dome on the top of a gleditsia tree, almost smothering it. It is in full flower at the moment. Is it of value to wildlife (moths? butterflies?) or should I take it down and replace it with a later flowering one? It seems a waste!

Hi, if itís becoming a problem then take it down after itís finished flower and replace it with a viticella type. I donít know whether they are of any value to wildlife but what I can say is that itís not on our Ďbees and butterfliesí section (so probably not)
If you get one of our mature Viticellas in before the end of April then it will still do pretty well this same season
Hope this helps please see link below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

PERLE D AZURE

This question was asked by
- TIM

Hello You e mailed me to inform me Perle D Azure was now available I gather from your web site that they have all gone is this correct.If so can you suggest an alternative, this to replace a 20 year old that is growing into an old apple tree that has died .Thank you.

Hi Tim, yes they are now out of stock again I'm afraid, I would probably go for a viticella type in's its place and possibly one called 'sunny sky' might be the closest (see links below)


Sunny Sky

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Doubling up of clematis grown on structure/raised beds

This question was asked by
- Jayne

Hello. We have 4 square raised beds (approx 18Ē high) which sit at the foot of a 4-sided metal gazebo. I want to plant tall clematis on each of the legs with the intention that these grow over the gazebo and all meet in the centre. But I am wondering if it would be possible to also grow a shorter variety at the foot of each taller one to add to the display. Our garden is on a floodplain, hence the raised beds, and is in a frost pocket. Am I being too ambitious?

Hi Jane sorry for the late reply but we have been mega busy this week with mail order.
Yes it sounds like a good idea I would suggest using our viticella types for the height on the uprights then some of our boulevard collection for lots of flower nearer the bottom . This will work very well and is used by many garden designers to achieve this effect. Please find the links below

Clematis - Viticella

BOULEVARD Collection PATIO CLEMATIS


Chris and Suzy

Picardy or any small flowering group 3 clematis

This question was asked by
- Jeff

I am looking for a group 3 clematis preferably with abundant smallish flowers of red or blue/purple colour which will grow quickly up to a max height of 3/3.5 metres could you please suggest.

Hi Jeff, Picardy only grows 1 metre, the viticella types are going to be the best for you really, and are available in all your colour options, and will hit 3-3.5 meres I have included the link to all of them below so you can peruse them at you leisure (about 4 pages of them) they form a 'blanket' of small flowers all summer long so are very good value for money. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis

This question was asked by
- Alison

I have never done very well with Clematis in my garden. I have two early flowering ones that seem to do Ok, by mistake they are both pale blue! I need something that is idiot proof, flowers a bit later and is not pale blue . Can you help? I have a long standing love of Burma Star, but it just won't grown for me. Many thanks.

Hi Alison, you wont go far wrong with any of our viticella range as they are bullet proof! they get on with the job in any aspect and create lots of flower. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Tall clematis

This question was asked by
- Ghislaine

Hello! I would like to grow a clematis up into my birch tree. The knotted fishing line is already in place on the south facing side. Ideally i would like to grow it in pot. Can you please recommend a variety that might be suitable. I can send a photograph is that would help. Thank you.

Hi I would probably go for our viticella types as they are about the tallest ones that will still grow from a pot, they can be grown in any aspect and are great at climbing so all in all the best ones really. They are available in many different colours and are mostly available now for planting now.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Suitable for a coastal garden

This question was asked by
- Martin

Hello, First, just to let you know I am very happy with the Nubia I received from you in January; it's growing well on a balcony in Cork, Ireland. I'm now interested in whether you might have a recommendation for a clematis for a windy coastal garden in West Cork (prevailing SW winds) but there are some walls that could provide relatively sheltered positions. Thank you kindly Martin Tuohy

Hi Martin, yes our viticella range will do very well there as they live the tough / challenging conditions. See link to about 40 of them below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

pergola climbers

This question was asked by
- ROBERT

Hi I have just had a large pergola built on my decking and want to choose some nice climbers to provide summer cover over the top and also colour for summer and winter not got a clue what ones to choose can you help please ? thank you

Hi I would go for Viticella types for summer and cirrhosa types for winter please se both links below

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Cirrhosa


Chris and Suzy

clematis for a bare hedge

This question was asked by
- john

I have a shared hedge at the bottom of my garden. One side (my side)has died, the other side is fine.My side side was destroyed by cover from a tree and shrub-now removed. I would like some clematis plants to scramble over the dead hedge and so cover it. The hedge is 5 foot high and 60' wide. do you think that this is a good idea?

Hi John yes I would go for a mix of 3 species 'Montana' and 'viticella' types mainly (and maybe the odd 'alpina' type) this will give a great coverage for the whole of the 60 feet and will also give you flowers for a long time thru the year, they are available in lots of different colours, so a good choice for you.
I have included the 3 main links for them below, however each species has lots of varieties within it for you to browse (choose which ever you like the look of, as long as they are 1 of the 3 named species you will be fine.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Montana

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Alpina


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend our viticella types for this job, as they will do the height and are very good climbers, they are also very tough so will stand up to the heavy soil better than most others. They are all 2 years old and ready to plant now, lots of colours for you to choose from too please find a link to them below, hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend giving our viticella types a go as these will be the best for the job.
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season. I've included the link to 4 pages of them below
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis Winter Beauty

This question was asked by
- Irene

Can you suggest a clematis to grow through Winter Beauty to give some colour in the summer. Winter Beauty is planted on an east facing wall with morning sun in summer until about midday.

Hi Irene I would probably go for any of our viticella types they are available in lots of different colours and flower all thru the summer (see link below)
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis suitable for east facing fence

This question was asked by
- Jan

Fence area to be covered approx 12 feet. Sun mainly am/early pm, soil alkaline. I would like suggestions for suitable evergreen and deciduous clematis for this area. The fence is at the end of the garden, so perhaps a clematis that flowers early and then a couple for June/July. I live in the south of England. Thank you in advance for your help.

Hi Jan the evergreens would be any from the cirrhosa species and the deciduous would be any from the viticella species. There are lots of varieties within the species to choose from. I have included the links below for you. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps

Clematis - Cirrhosa

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

suitable clematis

This question was asked by
- Cath

Hi. I am looking for a clematis that will cover the roof of my pergola. The 'Modern Gardens' magazine recommends the Sweet Autumn plant but I am not sure if it will be hardy enough. We live in an open spot which catches strong winds, are at approx. 200 metres above sea level however it will get the sun (if we are lucky)! I already have a Montana so I was thinking of a later flowering plant. It will be next to our window so will be in full view. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks

Hi Cath, I would probably go for any of our viticella types for the top of you pergola, they reach good heights and are very robust and flower later in the season, as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps please see link below
,

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Size of our plants

This question was asked by
- Kit

Hi, We have just bought a metal arch. Also two container roses to grow over it, but they cannot be planted out util June. I would like a viticella Clematis to grow up the arch as well. I have been admiring several of yours! We are eager to put the clematis in but is it better to wait until it is warmer. Please advise!

Hi Kit, it won't matter with our viticella's as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis for apple tree

This question was asked by
- Hazel

Please could you recommend a clematis to grow up through a apple tree. I don't want it to smother the tree so is there one that could be pruned annually? The tree faces North west and gets the sun from kid day but the roots are mostly in the shade. The tree is approximately 5 metres tall. Thanking you in advance

Hi Hazel any of our viticella types will be fine up your apple tree, they are very tough and robust and can be cut back every spring, so do not get tangled up in the tree- they are also available in many different colours. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please see link below



Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Snowdrift

This question was asked by
- George

We have a 20-year-old Snowdrift that forms a huge dome on the top of a gleditsia tree, almost smothering it. It is in full flower at the moment. Is it of value to wildlife (moths? butterflies?) or should I take it down and replace it with a later flowering one? It seems a waste!

Hi, if itís becoming a problem then take it down after itís finished flower and replace it with a viticella type. I donít know whether they are of any value to wildlife but what I can say is that itís not on our Ďbees and butterfliesí section (so probably not)
If you get one of our mature Viticellas in before the end of April then it will still do pretty well this same season
Hope this helps please see link below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

PERLE D AZURE

This question was asked by
- TIM

Hello You e mailed me to inform me Perle D Azure was now available I gather from your web site that they have all gone is this correct.If so can you suggest an alternative, this to replace a 20 year old that is growing into an old apple tree that has died .Thank you.

Hi Tim, yes they are now out of stock again I'm afraid, I would probably go for a viticella type in's its place and possibly one called 'sunny sky' might be the closest (see links below)


Sunny Sky

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Doubling up of clematis grown on structure/raised beds

This question was asked by
- Jayne

Hello. We have 4 square raised beds (approx 18Ē high) which sit at the foot of a 4-sided metal gazebo. I want to plant tall clematis on each of the legs with the intention that these grow over the gazebo and all meet in the centre. But I am wondering if it would be possible to also grow a shorter variety at the foot of each taller one to add to the display. Our garden is on a floodplain, hence the raised beds, and is in a frost pocket. Am I being too ambitious?

Hi Jane sorry for the late reply but we have been mega busy this week with mail order.
Yes it sounds like a good idea I would suggest using our viticella types for the height on the uprights then some of our boulevard collection for lots of flower nearer the bottom . This will work very well and is used by many garden designers to achieve this effect. Please find the links below

Clematis - Viticella

BOULEVARD Collection PATIO CLEMATIS


Chris and Suzy

Picardy or any small flowering group 3 clematis

This question was asked by
- Jeff

I am looking for a group 3 clematis preferably with abundant smallish flowers of red or blue/purple colour which will grow quickly up to a max height of 3/3.5 metres could you please suggest.

Hi Jeff, Picardy only grows 1 metre, the viticella types are going to be the best for you really, and are available in all your colour options, and will hit 3-3.5 meres I have included the link to all of them below so you can peruse them at you leisure (about 4 pages of them) they form a 'blanket' of small flowers all summer long so are very good value for money. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis

This question was asked by
- Alison

I have never done very well with Clematis in my garden. I have two early flowering ones that seem to do Ok, by mistake they are both pale blue! I need something that is idiot proof, flowers a bit later and is not pale blue . Can you help? I have a long standing love of Burma Star, but it just won't grown for me. Many thanks.

Hi Alison, you wont go far wrong with any of our viticella range as they are bullet proof! they get on with the job in any aspect and create lots of flower. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Tall clematis

This question was asked by
- Ghislaine

Hello! I would like to grow a clematis up into my birch tree. The knotted fishing line is already in place on the south facing side. Ideally i would like to grow it in pot. Can you please recommend a variety that might be suitable. I can send a photograph is that would help. Thank you.

Hi I would probably go for our viticella types as they are about the tallest ones that will still grow from a pot, they can be grown in any aspect and are great at climbing so all in all the best ones really. They are available in many different colours and are mostly available now for planting now.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Suitable for a coastal garden

This question was asked by
- Martin

Hello, First, just to let you know I am very happy with the Nubia I received from you in January; it's growing well on a balcony in Cork, Ireland. I'm now interested in whether you might have a recommendation for a clematis for a windy coastal garden in West Cork (prevailing SW winds) but there are some walls that could provide relatively sheltered positions. Thank you kindly Martin Tuohy

Hi Martin, yes our viticella range will do very well there as they live the tough / challenging conditions. See link to about 40 of them below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

pergola climbers

This question was asked by
- ROBERT

Hi I have just had a large pergola built on my decking and want to choose some nice climbers to provide summer cover over the top and also colour for summer and winter not got a clue what ones to choose can you help please ? thank you

Hi I would go for Viticella types for summer and cirrhosa types for winter please se both links below

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Cirrhosa


Chris and Suzy

clematis for a bare hedge

This question was asked by
- john

I have a shared hedge at the bottom of my garden. One side (my side)has died, the other side is fine.My side side was destroyed by cover from a tree and shrub-now removed. I would like some clematis plants to scramble over the dead hedge and so cover it. The hedge is 5 foot high and 60' wide. do you think that this is a good idea?

Hi John yes I would go for a mix of 3 species 'Montana' and 'viticella' types mainly (and maybe the odd 'alpina' type) this will give a great coverage for the whole of the 60 feet and will also give you flowers for a long time thru the year, they are available in lots of different colours, so a good choice for you.
I have included the 3 main links for them below, however each species has lots of varieties within it for you to browse (choose which ever you like the look of, as long as they are 1 of the 3 named species you will be fine.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Montana

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Alpina


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend our viticella types for this job, as they will do the height and are very good climbers, they are also very tough so will stand up to the heavy soil better than most others. They are all 2 years old and ready to plant now, lots of colours for you to choose from too please find a link to them below, hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend giving our viticella types a go as these will be the best for the job.
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season. I've included the link to 4 pages of them below
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis Winter Beauty

This question was asked by
- Irene

Can you suggest a clematis to grow through Winter Beauty to give some colour in the summer. Winter Beauty is planted on an east facing wall with morning sun in summer until about midday.

Hi Irene I would probably go for any of our viticella types they are available in lots of different colours and flower all thru the summer (see link below)
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis suitable for east facing fence

This question was asked by
- Jan

Fence area to be covered approx 12 feet. Sun mainly am/early pm, soil alkaline. I would like suggestions for suitable evergreen and deciduous clematis for this area. The fence is at the end of the garden, so perhaps a clematis that flowers early and then a couple for June/July. I live in the south of England. Thank you in advance for your help.

Hi Jan the evergreens would be any from the cirrhosa species and the deciduous would be any from the viticella species. There are lots of varieties within the species to choose from. I have included the links below for you. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps

Clematis - Cirrhosa

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

suitable clematis

This question was asked by
- Cath

Hi. I am looking for a clematis that will cover the roof of my pergola. The 'Modern Gardens' magazine recommends the Sweet Autumn plant but I am not sure if it will be hardy enough. We live in an open spot which catches strong winds, are at approx. 200 metres above sea level however it will get the sun (if we are lucky)! I already have a Montana so I was thinking of a later flowering plant. It will be next to our window so will be in full view. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks

Hi Cath, I would probably go for any of our viticella types for the top of you pergola, they reach good heights and are very robust and flower later in the season, as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps please see link below
,

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Size of our plants

This question was asked by
- Kit

Hi, We have just bought a metal arch. Also two container roses to grow over it, but they cannot be planted out util June. I would like a viticella Clematis to grow up the arch as well. I have been admiring several of yours! We are eager to put the clematis in but is it better to wait until it is warmer. Please advise!

Hi Kit, it won't matter with our viticella's as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis for apple tree

This question was asked by
- Hazel

Please could you recommend a clematis to grow up through a apple tree. I don't want it to smother the tree so is there one that could be pruned annually? The tree faces North west and gets the sun from kid day but the roots are mostly in the shade. The tree is approximately 5 metres tall. Thanking you in advance

Hi Hazel any of our viticella types will be fine up your apple tree, they are very tough and robust and can be cut back every spring, so do not get tangled up in the tree- they are also available in many different colours. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please see link below



Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Snowdrift

This question was asked by
- George

We have a 20-year-old Snowdrift that forms a huge dome on the top of a gleditsia tree, almost smothering it. It is in full flower at the moment. Is it of value to wildlife (moths? butterflies?) or should I take it down and replace it with a later flowering one? It seems a waste!

Hi, if itís becoming a problem then take it down after itís finished flower and replace it with a viticella type. I donít know whether they are of any value to wildlife but what I can say is that itís not on our Ďbees and butterfliesí section (so probably not)
If you get one of our mature Viticellas in before the end of April then it will still do pretty well this same season
Hope this helps please see link below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

PERLE D AZURE

This question was asked by
- TIM

Hello You e mailed me to inform me Perle D Azure was now available I gather from your web site that they have all gone is this correct.If so can you suggest an alternative, this to replace a 20 year old that is growing into an old apple tree that has died .Thank you.

Hi Tim, yes they are now out of stock again I'm afraid, I would probably go for a viticella type in's its place and possibly one called 'sunny sky' might be the closest (see links below)


Sunny Sky

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Doubling up of clematis grown on structure/raised beds

This question was asked by
- Jayne

Hello. We have 4 square raised beds (approx 18Ē high) which sit at the foot of a 4-sided metal gazebo. I want to plant tall clematis on each of the legs with the intention that these grow over the gazebo and all meet in the centre. But I am wondering if it would be possible to also grow a shorter variety at the foot of each taller one to add to the display. Our garden is on a floodplain, hence the raised beds, and is in a frost pocket. Am I being too ambitious?

Hi Jane sorry for the late reply but we have been mega busy this week with mail order.
Yes it sounds like a good idea I would suggest using our viticella types for the height on the uprights then some of our boulevard collection for lots of flower nearer the bottom . This will work very well and is used by many garden designers to achieve this effect. Please find the links below

Clematis - Viticella

BOULEVARD Collection PATIO CLEMATIS


Chris and Suzy

Picardy or any small flowering group 3 clematis

This question was asked by
- Jeff

I am looking for a group 3 clematis preferably with abundant smallish flowers of red or blue/purple colour which will grow quickly up to a max height of 3/3.5 metres could you please suggest.

Hi Jeff, Picardy only grows 1 metre, the viticella types are going to be the best for you really, and are available in all your colour options, and will hit 3-3.5 meres I have included the link to all of them below so you can peruse them at you leisure (about 4 pages of them) they form a 'blanket' of small flowers all summer long so are very good value for money. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis

This question was asked by
- Alison

I have never done very well with Clematis in my garden. I have two early flowering ones that seem to do Ok, by mistake they are both pale blue! I need something that is idiot proof, flowers a bit later and is not pale blue . Can you help? I have a long standing love of Burma Star, but it just won't grown for me. Many thanks.

Hi Alison, you wont go far wrong with any of our viticella range as they are bullet proof! they get on with the job in any aspect and create lots of flower. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Tall clematis

This question was asked by
- Ghislaine

Hello! I would like to grow a clematis up into my birch tree. The knotted fishing line is already in place on the south facing side. Ideally i would like to grow it in pot. Can you please recommend a variety that might be suitable. I can send a photograph is that would help. Thank you.

Hi I would probably go for our viticella types as they are about the tallest ones that will still grow from a pot, they can be grown in any aspect and are great at climbing so all in all the best ones really. They are available in many different colours and are mostly available now for planting now.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Suitable for a coastal garden

This question was asked by
- Martin

Hello, First, just to let you know I am very happy with the Nubia I received from you in January; it's growing well on a balcony in Cork, Ireland. I'm now interested in whether you might have a recommendation for a clematis for a windy coastal garden in West Cork (prevailing SW winds) but there are some walls that could provide relatively sheltered positions. Thank you kindly Martin Tuohy

Hi Martin, yes our viticella range will do very well there as they live the tough / challenging conditions. See link to about 40 of them below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

pergola climbers

This question was asked by
- ROBERT

Hi I have just had a large pergola built on my decking and want to choose some nice climbers to provide summer cover over the top and also colour for summer and winter not got a clue what ones to choose can you help please ? thank you

Hi I would go for Viticella types for summer and cirrhosa types for winter please se both links below

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Cirrhosa


Chris and Suzy

clematis for a bare hedge

This question was asked by
- john

I have a shared hedge at the bottom of my garden. One side (my side)has died, the other side is fine.My side side was destroyed by cover from a tree and shrub-now removed. I would like some clematis plants to scramble over the dead hedge and so cover it. The hedge is 5 foot high and 60' wide. do you think that this is a good idea?

Hi John yes I would go for a mix of 3 species 'Montana' and 'viticella' types mainly (and maybe the odd 'alpina' type) this will give a great coverage for the whole of the 60 feet and will also give you flowers for a long time thru the year, they are available in lots of different colours, so a good choice for you.
I have included the 3 main links for them below, however each species has lots of varieties within it for you to browse (choose which ever you like the look of, as long as they are 1 of the 3 named species you will be fine.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Montana

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Alpina


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend our viticella types for this job, as they will do the height and are very good climbers, they are also very tough so will stand up to the heavy soil better than most others. They are all 2 years old and ready to plant now, lots of colours for you to choose from too please find a link to them below, hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
- Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6íx6í each. I grow sweet peas up them but am thinking of having clematis as a longer lasting feature in addition. So I picture clematis growing up each post and along the top of the trellis thus framing the sweet peas. And of course providing flowers for as long as possible. What would you recommend please? Iím down in Somerset with clay soil. The trellis is west facing but gets some shade from trees

Hi Richard I would recommend giving our viticella types a go as these will be the best for the job.
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season. I've included the link to 4 pages of them below
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis Winter Beauty

This question was asked by
- Irene

Can you suggest a clematis to grow through Winter Beauty to give some colour in the summer. Winter Beauty is planted on an east facing wall with morning sun in summer until about midday.

Hi Irene I would probably go for any of our viticella types they are available in lots of different colours and flower all thru the summer (see link below)
As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis suitable for east facing fence

This question was asked by
- Jan

Fence area to be covered approx 12 feet. Sun mainly am/early pm, soil alkaline. I would like suggestions for suitable evergreen and deciduous clematis for this area. The fence is at the end of the garden, so perhaps a clematis that flowers early and then a couple for June/July. I live in the south of England. Thank you in advance for your help.

Hi Jan the evergreens would be any from the cirrhosa species and the deciduous would be any from the viticella species. There are lots of varieties within the species to choose from. I have included the links below for you. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps

Clematis - Cirrhosa

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

suitable clematis

This question was asked by
- Cath

Hi. I am looking for a clematis that will cover the roof of my pergola. The 'Modern Gardens' magazine recommends the Sweet Autumn plant but I am not sure if it will be hardy enough. We live in an open spot which catches strong winds, are at approx. 200 metres above sea level however it will get the sun (if we are lucky)! I already have a Montana so I was thinking of a later flowering plant. It will be next to our window so will be in full view. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks

Hi Cath, I would probably go for any of our viticella types for the top of you pergola, they reach good heights and are very robust and flower later in the season, as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps please see link below
,

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Size of our plants

This question was asked by
- Kit

Hi, We have just bought a metal arch. Also two container roses to grow over it, but they cannot be planted out util June. I would like a viticella Clematis to grow up the arch as well. I have been admiring several of yours! We are eager to put the clematis in but is it better to wait until it is warmer. Please advise!

Hi Kit, it won't matter with our viticella's as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis for apple tree

This question was asked by
- Hazel

Please could you recommend a clematis to grow up through a apple tree. I don't want it to smother the tree so is there one that could be pruned annually? The tree faces North west and gets the sun from kid day but the roots are mostly in the shade. The tree is approximately 5 metres tall. Thanking you in advance

Hi Hazel any of our viticella types will be fine up your apple tree, they are very tough and robust and can be cut back every spring, so do not get tangled up in the tree- they are also available in many different colours. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please see link below



Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Snowdrift

This question was asked by
- George

We have a 20-year-old Snowdrift that forms a huge dome on the top of a gleditsia tree, almost smothering it. It is in full flower at the moment. Is it of value to wildlife (moths? butterflies?) or should I take it down and replace it with a later flowering one? It seems a waste!

Hi, if itís becoming a problem then take it down after itís finished flower and replace it with a viticella type. I donít know whether they are of any value to wildlife but what I can say is that itís not on our Ďbees and butterfliesí section (so probably not)
If you get one of our mature Viticellas in before the end of April then it will still do pretty well this same season
Hope this helps please see link below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

PERLE D AZURE

This question was asked by
- TIM

Hello You e mailed me to inform me Perle D Azure was now available I gather from your web site that they have all gone is this correct.If so can you suggest an alternative, this to replace a 20 year old that is growing into an old apple tree that has died .Thank you.

Hi Tim, yes they are now out of stock again I'm afraid, I would probably go for a viticella type in's its place and possibly one called 'sunny sky' might be the closest (see links below)


Sunny Sky

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Doubling up of clematis grown on structure/raised beds

This question was asked by
- Jayne

Hello. We have 4 square raised beds (approx 18Ē high) which sit at the foot of a 4-sided metal gazebo. I want to plant tall clematis on each of the legs with the intention that these grow over the gazebo and all meet in the centre. But I am wondering if it would be possible to also grow a shorter variety at the foot of each taller one to add to the display. Our garden is on a floodplain, hence the raised beds, and is in a frost pocket. Am I being too ambitious?

Hi Jane sorry for the late reply but we have been mega busy this week with mail order.
Yes it sounds like a good idea I would suggest using our viticella types for the height on the uprights then some of our boulevard collection for lots of flower nearer the bottom . This will work very well and is used by many garden designers to achieve this effect. Please find the links below

Clematis - Viticella

BOULEVARD Collection PATIO CLEMATIS


Chris and Suzy

Picardy or any small flowering group 3 clematis

This question was asked by
- Jeff

I am looking for a group 3 clematis preferably with abundant smallish flowers of red or blue/purple colour which will grow quickly up to a max height of 3/3.5 metres could you please suggest.

Hi Jeff, Picardy only grows 1 metre, the viticella types are going to be the best for you really, and are available in all your colour options, and will hit 3-3.5 meres I have included the link to all of them below so you can peruse them at you leisure (about 4 pages of them) they form a 'blanket' of small flowers all summer long so are very good value for money. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Clematis

This question was asked by
- Alison

I have never done very well with Clematis in my garden. I have two early flowering ones that seem to do Ok, by mistake they are both pale blue! I need something that is idiot proof, flowers a bit later and is not pale blue . Can you help? I have a long standing love of Burma Star, but it just won't grown for me. Many thanks.

Hi Alison, you wont go far wrong with any of our viticella range as they are bullet proof! they get on with the job in any aspect and create lots of flower. As all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Tall clematis

This question was asked by
- Ghislaine

Hello! I would like to grow a clematis up into my birch tree. The knotted fishing line is already in place on the south facing side. Ideally i would like to grow it in pot. Can you please recommend a variety that might be suitable. I can send a photograph is that would help. Thank you.

Hi I would probably go for our viticella types as they are about the tallest ones that will still grow from a pot, they can be grown in any aspect and are great at climbing so all in all the best ones really. They are available in many different colours and are mostly available now for planting now.
as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
Hope this helps, please find the link below


Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

Suitable for a coastal garden

This question was asked by
- Martin

Hello, First, just to let you know I am very happy with the Nubia I received from you in January; it's growing well on a balcony in Cork, Ireland. I'm now interested in whether you might have a recommendation for a clematis for a windy coastal garden in West Cork (prevailing SW winds) but there are some walls that could provide relatively sheltered positions. Thank you kindly Martin Tuohy

Hi Martin, yes our viticella range will do very well there as they live the tough / challenging conditions. See link to about 40 of them below

Clematis - Viticella


Chris and Suzy

pergola climbers

This question was asked by
- ROBERT

Hi I have just had a large pergola built on my decking and want to choose some nice climbers to provide summer cover over the top and also colour for summer and winter not got a clue what ones to choose can you help please ? thank you

Hi I would go for Viticella types for summer and cirrhosa types for winter please se both links below

Clematis - Viticella

Clematis - Cirrhosa


Chris and Suzy


 
 
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