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Diane76

Learning as I go. My garden is very exposed to the extreme coastal weather and strong winds. My garden is very much my escape.

Clematis 'Miss Bateman'

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Diane76

In her full flowering glory

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anges

I love the green 'stripes' 💚

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bandicoot

How pretty is that?! 💚

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Diane76

28/04/19 🎉 She's going to open (only taken 3 years).

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sieveheadsarah

Love the green stripe on each petal Diane 💚

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pelly

This one is beautiful 💚💚

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Diane76

It's been worth the wait @sieveheadsarah @pelly

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debrascott

One for my wishlist , it's beautiful 😍

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novicegardenlover

But she's a beauty. 💚

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Diane76

Yes glad I never gave up on her @debrascott @novicegardenlover

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Diane76

23/03/19 After 3 years finally get some strong flower buds. 😣 just as I'm about to be moving out whilst I get the house sorted.

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pelly

Oh isn't that typical. It will be fine I'm sure Diane 👍👍

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Diane76

🤞@pelly as it's situated by a narrow path and the scaffolders will be coming 🙈

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pelly

Oh 🤞🤞🤞

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

You’d love it too it’s lovely....just ask them to be sympathetic to your plants

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Diane76

02/07/17 Trying Miss Bateman in the garden as she's growing but goes limp at the ends so not managing to achieve flower. Planted her deeper aswell.

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katgreen

Is she far enough away from wall for water, try some tomato food, worked wonders on mine 😊

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Diane76

Yes she is and I do feed with tomatorite ☺@katgreen think slimers have been causing problems but fingers crossed I'm on to them.

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katgreen

@Diane76 oh 😷😲 they are massive here with all this rain, they are actually strutting across my garden like body builders 😄

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Diane76

Snap!! Never known anything like it @katgreen

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Diane76

31/05/17 now grown enough to reach the wall trellis ☺

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pelly

👍👍👍

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Diane76

25/05/17 Miss Bateman finally waking up.

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Diane76

Can't believe how much that last cold snap upset her.

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Diane76

10/05/17 perked up alot since giving it a feed of tomatorite.

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Diane76

02/04/17

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Diane76

12/03/17

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Diane76

08/02/17 Got flower buds 🤗🤗 so excited as my last one never flowered whilst I had it. Loving the indoors hope it survives when time comes outside!

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GavJohn

Why indoors?

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Diane76

I've just got it and don't want to loose it. We suffer from high winds and cold temperature so will introduce it to outdoors in March hopefully. @GavJohn

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GavJohn

I'd have it outside and wrap it up with frost fleece to protect buds if you're worried.It will get leggy and weak indoors I think it needs the cold.

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Diane76

Thanks for the advice @GavJohn I'll give it ago. Also what's best to line the box planter with? Think drainage wasn't right on my last one.

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susanhumphrey333

I was worried about my new clematis when I left them outside in pots. The pots froze solid in the first cold snap we had and I thought they were a gonner. Last week a spotted new growth so they are very hardy 👍

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GavJohn

Yes they are very hardy and the cold makes them that way. The box planter you could line with some black polythene perhaps unless anyone else has any ideas!? I think you also need to shade the first few inches of clematis growth it really helps. Some seasonal bedding would probably do the trick. Also a deep pot would be ideal.

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sussexwestngs

Agree with @GavJohn - and black poly is as good a liner as any. Remember drainage too - broken up polystyrene works a treat. Plant deep - deeper than you'd think and bury the first few inches at least of the stems. Honest it works!

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Diane76

My new plant (2nd attempt! ) 03/02/17

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Diane76

#Totalfail ! Don't know what happened? ? 😣 ***Update as of 15/02/17*** Found a few little shoots appearing so it has survived (now I have 2 plants )☺ #update @pauline33 @katgreen

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Diane76

My 1 and only failure this year and totally gutted as such a gorgeous flowers. First attempt at Clematis and read the instructions.

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pauline33

Aww they can take a while to establish sometimes next year it will be lovely 👍😊💕

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Diane76

No sign of it so going to leave it and see if it sprouts @pauline33

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katgreen

Good idea to leave it and see what happens. Roots may be fine 😊

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pauline33

Good plan 👍😉

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Diane76

04/06/16 New addition Miss Bateman

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Diane76

# HolkerHallGardenFestival

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richard.spicer.7906

Lovely. Just noticed your hashtag has a space in it unfortunately so not sure it's working. Have you tried without the space, like this - #HolkerHallGardenFestival

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Diane76

Think it's my phone keeps annoyingly doing it.

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Diane76

#HolkerGardenFestival

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Diane76

Took forever to decide which Clematis to pick.

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