I put two clematis in last year, one a Montana, the other one I can't remember the name of but it was purple. This year, both have doubled in size, but one has flowers on (the Montana) and the other doesn't. There's loads of growth, everything looks really healthy, but no flowers. Any ideas why not?
I have had rather uneven luck with clematis. I kept planting Jackmani (deep purple) and they kept dying. I purchased some other variety in light blue pastel violet and it is doing famously and now blooming....right along with the honeysuckle it is planted with.
Nope, I live in a cottage (1880s) and my garden is up those steps by the side of our garage. It's on 3 different levels which slope upwards, at the bottom (top) of the garden is an old stone wall and beyond that is a field. I'm surrounded by large trees. We've done lots of work on it recently and it's now looking very pretty (in my humble opinion) - I'll post more pictures soon.
Behind us is the field - usually grass which gets cut for hay every few weeks, and then sprayed with slurry - nice. Actually I don't mind too much as long as I have advance notice to get my washing in, and as long as they don't come too close to the wall and spray the bottom of my garden again, which they did last year.
What do they spray on it then? The grass in front of my house is cut twice a season and there are cows out there. The farmer is into anthroposophic/biological farming, so no spraying of any kind and cutting and growing is done according to the calendar.
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