How many clematis to buy

This question was asked by
WENDY

I have had an ugly Leylandii hedge cut down to waist height and want to plant clematis to cover the remains. I wonder if you could suggest how many plants to cover about 35 feet in length, please?

hi wendy the average spread of the average clematis is about 1 metre so that would mean about 10 plants however you could cover it all with just 2 of the Montana types but they only flower in may where as the others tend to flower for about 3-4 months (so horses for courses) hope this helps

Clematis – Montana

Chris and Suzy

clematis to grow 6 metres tall

This question was asked by
Barbara

I WOULD LIKE TO GROW A CLEMATIS UP A DEAD TREE ABOUT SIX METRES IN HEIGHT. IT IS EAST FACING BUT GETS A QUITE A LOT OF SUN IN THE SPRING AND SUMMER. THE SOIL IS MOIST AS IT IS MAINLY IN THE SHADE. IT IS POOR BUT CAN BE ENRICHED. PLEASE ADVISE
THANK YOU

hi yes we do have a set of clematis that will do your job at 6 metres, please click the link below

Clematis – Montana

Chris and Suzy

Tangutica

This question was asked by
Mrs Sue

We celebrated our golden wedding anniversary on April 12th this year, and would love to mark this occasion with this lovely yellow clematis.
Is now the time of year for purchasing one, and if so, can you deliver one to us?
Thank you
Sue

hi sue, yes of course, that’s no problem. we are delivering as normal and we have 4 nice yellow ones in stock , please see link below

Clematis – Tangutica

Chris and Suzy

Advice please

This question was asked by
David

Am looking for two clematis, one on a north facing wall, the second on a north west wall which only has the sun late afternoon. Height 8ft,long flowering season, and both bright colours.

Thank You

Hi David, yes we have ones that fit the criteria, if you start off with the link to the ‘shade loving ones’ below and then sub filter by height
there are many height options so go for 6-8 feet first and then have a look at the 8-10 feet ones
there are quite a few to choose from as you will see !
hope this helps

Shade Loving

Chris and Suzy

BOULEVARD COLLECTION

This question was asked by
Steven

Hi, I would like to ask whether if I order Mirabelle and Countess of Wessex now, they will flower this season. Also, there are for containers, would a large strong plastic container be suitable. Many thanks. Steven

Hi yes as all our plants are 2 years old you will get some flower from them this same season
however plastic is never the best option as clematis need a cool root run
hope this helps

Countess of Wessex

Mirabelle

Chris and Suzy

Taiga

This question was asked by
frederick

Sir how big is the plant on delivery price of postage.
Is it a good plant for a pergola and delivery time due to covad-19 stay safe regards Mr F Waudby

hi yes its fine for a pergola if its a sunny spot. they are about 3-4 feet tall at the moment
we are about 7-10 days lead time on deliveries at the moment
here is the link to purchase

Taiga

Chris and Suzy

Shade

This question was asked by
Sarah

Hi Chris and Suzy,

I’m wondering if you could help. Ive got an area in my garden where the sun doesn’t get to. Its not dark shade but the house shades the area all the same. My passion flower has gone mad in the area but I think its because it seemed out the sun so grew upwards to get it but other plants in the area have struggled.

I see you have shade loving clematis but I’m wondering which of the varieties you have that you’d recommend over others. I’m wanting a few varieties so they can weave themselves a little and I can have colour in varying months.

Also, I see theres a clematis called Dianna with the little pink flowers. My Nannan was called Dianna so I’m wanting to plant this variety for her. You haven’t got it in stock as yet, do you know when you will? And is this variety a good one for a beginner who isn’t particularly green fingered?

One more thing. I love the double heads or a flower with a bit of a difference. Again as a beginner would you recommend a few varieties I could buy please. Again different heights ( I have fences I would like to cover), different flowering times and flowering as long as possible. I see there are type 1, type 2 etc. Is one particular type easier than another? I’m not being a lazy gardener, I have a health condition which makes life quite difficult so need to make things as easy as possible but with great effects.

I only live at Cusworth so not far from you. When we are all able to get out, do you have nurseries we can visit or is it all done online? I’d rather support my local businesses than go further afield so I see you deliver? That would be fantastic and I can’t wait to order from you but I’m looking forward to being able to see flowers in person again before buying.

I look forward to your reply.

Many thanks

Sarah

Hi Sarah
The Diana’s should be ready in about a month or so. Easy to grow ones are boulevards, which we have a great selection of colours, short in height but long flowering. Viticellas are much taller but still easy clematis.
Please check them out on our website
Many Thanks

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 balearica

This question was asked by
Anne

Will this flower on a north facing wall that gets no sun?
If not, could you recommend a clematis that will.

Hi no its an evergreen so it needs sun to flower, please find a link below to all the ones that will work in ‘any aspect’ you can then filter by colour and flowering time etc

Any Aspect

Any Aspect

Chris and Suzy

Clematis Advice

This question was asked by
Alexander

Hi –

I was hoping for some advice as a Clematis novice.
I am looking to pot plant a climbing clematis along a fence corner. 1m to one side and 2m to the other.
South facing but at back of house so sun often blocked by house when sun is low.
Flowering season – long as poss. Jun – Sept or more. White flowers or white/pink.
Could you suggest something for me?
I have 14 inch x 14 inch pot (is this big enough?).

Many thanks,
Alex

Hi yes take a look at our boulevard collection as these will be perfect for your 14 inch pot and are available in many 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 find the link below

BOULEVARD Collection PATIO CLEMATIS

Chris and Suzy