Clematis – Alpina

This question was asked by
Barbara

Am I right in thinking that the clematis alpina group are good for growing to fall over a wall? Will they be ok in full sun?

Hi yes they are ok in any aspect and yes they will do almost anything that you want them to do.
The most important thing is to buy mature specimens in the first instance, and all ours are 2 years old and fully mature and hardy
Hope this helps
See link below

Clematis – Alpina

Chris and Suzy

code

This question was asked by
Peter

we have just received and planted a florida cassis could you tell me why these are more troubled by strong winds than other varieties . also could you tell me what evipo020 means .many thanks Pete

hi its because their leaves are small and tender and quite thin, they get scorched by the wind. The EviPO numbers are both parts of the breeders names
Raymond Evison (Evi)
Poulsen (Po)

cheers chris

Chris and Suzy

Posting?

This question was asked by
Joyce

Just wondering if you are still sending out plants, or you have had to close?

Thank you.

Hi yes we are still posting out, everything is running as normal at the moment

Chris and Suzy

Clematis support

This question was asked by
Carmel

Can the 5m long clematis support be cut to length with secateurs or strong scissors or will I need to buy wire cutters?

Hi Carmel, yes we use our secateurs to cut thru it, and it works well. You will be fine with them.
Cheers
Chris

CLEMATIS MESH/SUPPORT

Chris and Suzy

Feeding Clematis

This question was asked by
Maggie

I have a question about using the granular feed that we ordered along with our four plants. Can you tell me how much to use per plant and how often. Do I use this in addition to tomato food or instead of?
Thank you.

Hi Maggie, half a packet per plant, just on the surface after planting and this is just once a year.
then we liquid feed tomato food (or any other high potash feed) weekly from now until august time
cheers chris

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

evergreen clematis

This question was asked by
Anisah

Hello!
I am keen to buy some clematis plants from you this year – at the moment I have Fragrant Oberon, cirrhosa wisley cream and cirrhosa purpurascens (Freckles) on my list. Are you likely to have these all in stock at the same time at some point this year? Will probably buy some other summer flowering varieties at the same time too! Kind regards, Anisah

Hi yes hopefully. However it will be quite difficult to time it all to perfection as the fragrant oberon are very popular when ever they come back into stock. The next batch of freckles should be ready in about 4-6 weeks time, so probably check back then?
in the meantime you will need to click the ‘notify me’ button on the oberon and freckles (links below)
https://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/stock-notify/clematis-fragrant-oberon.html
https://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/stock-notify/clematis-freckles.html

Chris and Suzy

Cote d’Azur

This question was asked by
Jill

Hi. Can you tell me when Cote d’Azur will be in stock. Thanks

Hi the heraclefolia types are all very similar really hence we only grow 5 varieties of it now and we had to drop the cote d azur
please click the link below to see all the others and you will see what I mean. Thanks Chris

Clematis – Heraclefolia

Chris and Suzy

Ville de Lyon

This question was asked by
Jane

Hi Chris & Susy
I’m looking for a clematis that will provide cover on a fence, sunny position but it can be windy. Clematis grow well in the garden. Soil is clay. I would prefer not a purple or mauve colour.
Thank you for your help
Jane

Hi Jane you will need to improve the soil as clematis don’t like their feet sat in water.
Then I would possibly go for any of our viticella types (see link below )
Hope this helps

Clematis – Viticella

Chris and Suzy

Grandiflora

This question was asked by
Kathryn

We want to cover a North-facing fence 10m wide by 2m height with clematis and are considering Grandiflora. Would you advise having two (or more) plants or would one in the centre be enough if we train it horizontally? How long would it take to get good coverage of the fence? Thank you.

Hi the growth rate that you could expect would be around 3-4 metres per year, so I would say at least 2 plants and total coverage should be achieved in 2/3 years
Hope this helps

Clematis – Montana

Chris and Suzy