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17 May 2010 21:02:18


Here is a clematis growing up a bush, which is the way that most of our clematis's enjoy life. It is great for us as it can give a bush two sets of flowerings for the year, or three if you pop another clematis in, some we grow up trees. They seem to be happy enough growing this way even with all the competition for nutrients. Hang in there :-)

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 17 May 2010 21:09:35

Yes, that is indeed a beauty.

fran m fran m 17 May 2010 21:44:03

Liked the way you had them planted, Martin, they looked great.

Myrtle Myrtle 17 May 2010 22:11:21

Lovely white one

Cloncaw Cloncaw 17 May 2010 22:55:23

Good idea to keep colour coming, I have them growing with climbing roses and also with wisteria for that reason.

Monkells Monkells 17 May 2010 22:56:49

Oh very nice!! Do you know the name of that one?

MartinB MartinB 17 May 2010 23:06:30

Geraldine they are not good with roses, they strangle them, unless you pick a very small form. Hi Monkells I knoweth not the name.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 18 May 2010 00:32:36

Martin were I have it growing with roses is on an arch had no problems last year but will keep an eye on them this year and if need be change my planting later in the year.

unagrant unagrant 18 May 2010 10:34:38

I'm glad you mentioned about the strangling I was thinking of putting a clematis with a rose, won't be doing that now.  Very pretty clematis

Rachel Rachel 18 May 2010 21:26:23

I must do that in my garden. A good trick to get maximum flowers!


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