Grandiflora

This question was asked by
Frances

I am thinking about planting a Clematis Grandiflora at the base of a large leylandii hedge – is there any chance of this working? (And when are your clematis flammula likely to be available?

Hi, yes the Montana types should work well there as long as they are kept watered regular after the initial planting process (until their roots tap into a natural water source)
There won’t be any flammula ready for months yet (hopefully towards the middle of the year)
So if you are wanting to see some sort of results this year then I would get them in 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 see the link below

Grandiflora

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

advice

This question was asked by
Ann

I would like to grow a clematis to climb through very tall wild rhododendrons some way away from the house.
the plant will be planted in a sunny border but will climb in the shade . which should i choose that will be best appreciated from a distance

Hi Ann if they are very tall then I would suggest any of our montana types initially.
I would also maybe put a couple of viticella types in there too in order to extend the flowering period. I have included links to both species below (there are many varieties to choose from within each species but any will do 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.
Hope this helps

Clematis – Montana

Clematis – Viticella

Chris and Suzy

Clematis age

This question was asked by
Oli

What age are the Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ that you sell, and are they available immediately? Thanks! Oli

Hi Oli, all our plants are at least 2 years old growing 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 yes they are available now (see link below)

Appleblossom

Chris and Suzy

Trellis

This question was asked by
Richard

I have five trellis panels in a row, 6’x6’ 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? I’m 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 for Rose Arches

This question was asked by
Sandie

We would like to plant the same clematis up each side of 4 rose arches that have Rosa ‘Red New Dawn’ established. I propose a pink clematis that is from Group 2 – I had chosen Little Mermaid but heard this isn’t a good plant. Can you suggest an alternative? I need flowers in early-mid May and possibly again in September, though May is essential. I don’t mind changing to a Lilac if necessary. Thanks so much, Sandie Lyne

Hi sandie, yes take a look at the 3 links below as they will all do the job well for you. They are all instock and ready for planting out this month.

Liberty

Asao

Pink Champagne

Chris and Suzy

Cartmanii Avalanche

This question was asked by
June

As this clematis is non clinging please advise the best way to secure it to scramble up an old tree stump with wires attached across 2 branches

Thank you

Hi June, you don’t say if you already have bought it from us or if you are still thinking of buying it but as all our Avalanche are about 4 feet tall at the moment and multi stemmed you should be fine. I would just separate the stems and put a ‘twist tie’ or ‘garden twine’ at around 12 inch intervals and probably put equal amounts of support both laterally and horizontally.
Hope this helps

Avalanche

Chris and Suzy

Clematis Bees Jubilee

This question was asked by
Nick

Hi there,

Could you please advise the minimum size pot necessary to grown a clematis bee jubilee to its full height?

Kind Regards,

Nick

Hi yes about 18inches in width and depth will do it, 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 out straight into a large pot of this size at anytime of year, (where as other people’s young plants have to be potted up steadily until they are mature enough to go into a big pot)
Hope this helps, and they are in stock at the moment (see link below)

Bees Jubilee

Chris and Suzy

Fond memories

This question was asked by
Mary

Hello I am in the USA and really would love a fond memories clematis but cannot find anyone who has them in this country. Do you ship to the USA or know of anyone in the USA who sells them? Thank you so much.

Mary

Hi Mary, no I’m sorry we can’t ship to the USA and we don’t know anyone over there I’m afraid.
Sorry about that

Fond Memories

Chris and Suzy

Bees Jubilee

This question was asked by
Ian

Hi,
Last year we received a Bees Jubilee Clematis. It looks like it has died. Please understand I think your service is fantastic and I am blaming me, or my soil or the climate. I just wondered when the best time to order another was. Kind regards Ian Newton

Hi Ian, 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

Bees Jubilee

Chris and Suzy