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Planting Your Clematis

Unlike many other plants, Clematis like to be planted deeper than the pots you have purchased them in.  The plants stem consists of nodes and internodes .  The stems nodes are those critical areas where the leaves, branches and aerial roots will grow out of the stem while the internodes are the stem area between the nodes . Plant you...

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Group 1 Clematis are also referred to as Group A or Type A and include the species alpina, armandii, cirrhosa, macropetala and montana.  You will find that the Group 1 Clematis tend to be larger plants with some growing to 10m, but that is not the reason they are classified as Group 1.  The reason they are in Group 1 is because they ...

To get the best from your Clematis it is important to carry out some ongoing maintenance throughout the year.  Following is a list of simple things you can do to help you plants produce their best show of flowers and make them a stand out feature in your garden. Clematis are gregarious feeders as they grow quickly so it is important to follow ...

Pruning will help keep your clematis vines healthy. Pruning the dense tangle of stems opens the remaining shoots to air and light which encourages healthy growth and reduces the incidence of rot and disease. Cleaning out all of the unwanted growth and old stems will also have the obvious benefit of improving the visual appeal of your vine. Dea...

Growing Clematis in pots is a little more involved than planting them in the ground as they will require more attention and care to produce the best show possible.  Read on to uncover some tips and tricks to make your potted Clematis a success. You will find your Clematis will perform best if planted in a large pot, especially if you live in t...

Growing clematis with roses has been a favourite with many gardeners for a long time and makes an eye-catching display. They combine to make classic colour combination and are highly compatible in soil, planting, spring pruning and size requirements for many varieties. The range of colour combinations is extensive as roses have a num...

When the nursery was taken over in March 2020 after being left unattended for around 18 months it was in very poor condition. As we are only a small family business the challenge has been to refurbish the nursery while making it pay its own way. There is no point in working twice as hard in a business if it doesn't support you. You may as well just...