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italydiva

Love all things to do with gardening 🌸🌿🌼

Clematis Montana 'Elizabeth'

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2022
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italydiva

Morning everyone. Lovely rich colour on this early bloom. The bud however looks a bit grumpy, as though it’s giving me a sideways glance “What are you looking at?!” 😳😆 #clematis #clematis-montana #pink #bud #spring

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juliesgarden

😂😂😂😂🌸

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

It’s saying ‘what’s she got that I haven’t’ 💗👌🏼

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italydiva

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom 😂 “Less of an attitude” came the response

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pelly

😂🤣😂

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hebelover

That's a beautiful colour 💖

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anges

Beautiful 🌸 😍

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italydiva

Thank you, I think it’s the deepest colour I’ve ever seen these flowers, even upon just opening 💕 @hebelover @anges

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kez001uk

She’s a pretty one 💗

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jacaranda

I see what you mean, Angela. Very comical 😂😂

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italydiva

After my sad photo of my other Montana Elizabeth, I thought I’d brighten things up a bit with the #firstflower of my other, much happier clematis which is at the front of the house. It lives very happily with the variegated Ivy #clematis #clematis-montana #clematismontanaelizabeth #pink

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anges

They're so pretty 🌸🌸🌸

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italydiva

When the sun shines they give off a lovely aroma like vanilla. Needless to say, no scent today ☔️☔️☔️ @anges

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pelly

Love the pale pink colour 🌸🌸🌸

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italydiva

They’re a lovely delicate pink. Love it when there’s lots of them and it’s a sea of pink 🌸🌸🌸🌸 @pelly

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emch

#greatcolor

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italydiva

Thanks Eileen 🌸 🌸 @emch

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belindah

This id beautiful 💗

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italydiva

It used to be the first flower in my garden until I started my planting frenzy last year, so it’s always been a favourite 🌸🌸 @belindah

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zephyrwindsong

So pretty

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italydiva

Thank you 🌸🌸 @zephyrwindsong

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italydiva

A rather sad photo to match the dreary wet day. This clematis Montana Elizabeth has been a star performer for many years but is now looking very sad indeed. There are buds, leaves and flowers in some area, but others as you can see are not looking very well at all. Any thoughts or #advice please? #clematis #clematis-advice #clematis-help #help

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vegandmore

Is there a build up of soil around the bottom of the stem? Maybe scrap back a bit and see if that helps although they don’t like their neck showing

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pelly

Do you prune it after flowering Angela? 🤔

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italydiva

Thanks for this...I’ve just checked. There doesn’t appear to be any build up of soil Christine. Certainly no different to previous years. 🤔 @vegandmore

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italydiva

This is the one thing my husband loves doing, pruning the clematis. He sometimes gets carried away and I have to suggest he’s done enough! I must admit he doesn’t prune the individual spent blooms, it’s more a case of pruning it to keep it within the boundaries of the trellis @pelly

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juliesgarden

Probably weather related Angela, lots of odd things happening to my plants too 😕

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pelly

That’s my theory out of the window then 🙄😂 I’ve no idea then other than to agree with Julie 🤔

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italydiva

Grateful for your input Jane...it’s often a process of illimination that gets us there in the end. I must admit that I wondered if my other half had been a bit too vigorous on the pruning front. Lol 😂 @pelly

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italydiva

I do hope so Julie and it will reinvigorate given time. I wasn’t sure if maybe the frost had got it? Just hope it’s not clematis wilt? 🤞 @juliesgarden @pelly

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I think I’ve just answered this on another photo.....but I’d take the bad out or chop it right back

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pelly

I hope you can get it sorted and back to its former self 🌸

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italydiva

Thanks Elaine. 😊 I’ll chop out the bad bits and see what happens and will resort to a more drastic chop if that doesn’t work. Watch this space...! @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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italydiva

Morning everyone 👋 Never have I been so pleased to see a bud open....all is well. It looks as though it was green petal rather than green leaf disease. Phew! 😅 😃 @DeborahBanks @pelly #clematis #clematis-montana #pink

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pelly

Morning Angela, I'm really glad to see this 💞👍

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anges

Afternoon Angela, that's a happy ending! 😃💖👍

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DeborahBanks

Yay! That good news Angela 😊

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italydiva

Thank you, I’m both delighted and very relieved in equal measure 😌😀 @pelly @anges @DeborahBanks

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italydiva

Something curious going on here. Just pruning and aside from finding out of season buds, I also came across this....it doesn’t seem to know if it’s a leaf or a flower. Anyone seen anything similar? 🤔 #clematis #clematis-montana

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pelly

Very curious, not that that's any help 🙄🤔

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DeborahBanks

It was on a gardening programme I saw a while back. It’s something about clematis having tepals not petals so part can revert back to leaf form.

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DeborahBanks

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=349

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italydiva

Thanks so much Deborah. I notice it mentions the cause can be cold weather? Not had a lot of that lately! Desperately hoping it’s not the other option...a bacteria-like organism called mycoplasma, known as green flower disease. I’ve got other clematis right next to it. 😔 Not sure how to determine which the problem is? Don’t want to leave it too late in taking action if it’s mycoplasma rather than green petal. @DeborahBanks @pelly #clematisadvice #advice #help

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pelly

Oh wow, green petal is what happens to my clematis Avant Garde every year on the first two or three flowers. I didn’t know what it was and tbh never looked it up because the plant was healthy. I bet that’s what yours is too Angela 🤞🤞🤞 @DeborahBanks

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italydiva

Yes, let’s hope so Jane🤞The difficulty is that this is blooming out of season so I may not have subsequent flowers to compare it against and know for sure 🤷‍♀️ The clematis itself still looks healthy though, So here’s hoping 😊 @pelly @DeborahBanks

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italydiva

Actually, there is another bud on the same stem, so hopefully that may give some indictation @pelly @deborahbanks

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DeborahBanks

@italydiva the programme it was on just said it was a benign thing.

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italydiva

Yes hopefully that’s what it is Deborah. The link to the article you sent mentions another possibility which is not treatable. Hopefully it’s the former though🤞😊 Very grateful for the info! 😊 @DeborahBanks

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italydiva

Cataloguing - one very confused clematis Montana Elizabeth that is starting to flower again!! #clematis #clematis-montana #pink #climber

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pelly

As I was scrolling through at first glance I thought it was a Japanese Anemone. It's a pretty colour 🌸🌸🌸

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italydiva

Not planted my Japanese Anemone yet Jane 😬😬🤫 @pelly

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pelly

Hmm, I wonder why? 🤔😂😂

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italydiva

Errr....?! 🤷‍♀️🙅‍♀️@pelly

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