Clematis Beautiful Colorful Climbing Flowers
Clematis, Popular Plants Amongst Gardeners
I love clematis, from the beautiful flowers to the intertwining of their vines with other plants and the way they can climb and cling onto everything. Have been planting clematis in my new garden, I love how easy they are to grow, from the subtle aroma to the delicate leaves of the clematis flower which are beautiful when in full bloom. The clematis plant is a firm favourite for gardeners and even for a beginner Gardener like me, is surprisingly easy to grow and maintain. Providing you have the right conditions. Sunny position for one (hard to get the sun in Scotland, so this is a challenge for me already)
It makes a fantastic addition to any flower garden, blooming year after year, with minimum fuss. I was first introduced to the clematis plants by my late mother, who also loved them, and showed me how to train them to wind around and decorate your garden fences or trellis, giving a gorgeous show of color with actually very little effort, year after year. I have recently moved house and have a new garden to create, so follow me on a journey of growing my clematis plants. With Pictures of my growing clematis plants, clematis plant care tips and helpful hints along the way. Check back often and see how my Clematis is growing over the coming years.
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Gardening with Clematis - Design and Cultivation
Gardening with clematis just got even easier with this easy to understand illustrated gardening book even I got some great ideas on pairing the clematis with other plants that act as the support. This book was really inspiring as I have always planted clematis on the trellis.
Clematis is from the Greek word klema, meaning climbing
At the Very Beginning of Growing my Clematis in my Garden
Do you remember the story of my Purple flower Garden and how it got vandalized, well my little British Bulldog Belle just loves Clematis, and often came running in with the beautiful vines and flowers trailing after her....so this time I have got tough.
Since I had bought Pot-grown clematis they can be planted anytime of year. you must handle them very well. We are looking for a spot that gets sun most of the day.
As my mother used to tell me "head in the sun feet in the shade"
However the ideal time for planting is spring and early autumn. When choosing your spot for your clematis, you must remember that all clematis require well-drained soil.
The soil, around my house is well drained and of excellent condition, perfect for growing the new plants in. I will eventually be putting down ground cover and placing stones around the clematis.
( I found this helped protect the baby clematis roots in the wintertime too.)
As these are new plants I won't get the benefit of them until next year. But they are in the ground and will get used to the surroundings over our harsh winters that we can experience here in scotland. But a good sturdy plant is what we want to make it last.
I have surrounded my baby clematis plants with a 2 litre plastic bottle, with a hole cut out of the bottom and top, this will protect the young roots too over their first winter, from slugs, and of course hopefully keep my Dog at bay until my clematis takes root.
I also have a large trellis ready to go on the wall.
Date planted: 17th August
Now have you spotted the mistake so far? I forgot to keep the identifying tickets....doh.....oh well half the fun will be waiting and seeing what I have got, all I know is they are all purple flowering. Or if you know already please let me know in the comments section below.
Clematis Plants to Buy - buying plants online is easy.
Buying your clematis is easy, they are sent directly to your door and ready for planting.
I like to make sure they get the best start, so read your instructions carefully and plant in good well draining soil. Check whether your clematis likes full sun, some shade. Although I have found all my clematis do well in sun with shade later on in the day.
Planting different times of flowering plants throughout the year around the garden means you always have a wonderful display . I am considering this Autumn Fragrant clematis for intertwining around my Pergola
Have you Guessed my favourite Colour of Clematis The President gives vibrant purple blooms year after year.
My Clematis a Year On - (Summer 2013)
I really do love the clematis flowers, and am so pleased this year they did not disapoint me, they take little care, the only thing I noticed were the slugs like to eat their leaves, so I kept the cute plastic around the bottom of the vines and let nature take its place, and let them climb.
My Clematis in year 2
I cannot believe the amount of bloom the clematis had this year, and is winding nicely around the pergola.
My Clematis a Year on - 2013 in my GardenClick thumbnail to view full-size
Flowering Clematis Plants and their uses - I love this covered Pergola
Beuatiful Exotic-looking, large, mid-blue flowers with overlapping, wavy-edged petals and creamy-yellow centres from May to June.
I love hearing what you have to say, everyone is welcome to leave a message, have you had success or disaster with Clematis? what is your favorite variety? any tips for caring for my clematis