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LynnS

Having been bought up on a farm I love the outdoors. The small garden we have now at our first mortgaged house was just overgrown grass when we moved

Clematis Montana 'grandiflora'

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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LynnS

Another sneaky purchase yesterday, well it was only £2.50 at Tesco. This is an experiment to see if they'll grow on the fence down the path to the back garden.

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joanboston

Certainly Montana will cover a whole fence if it's happy! I wouldn't plant the other too close to it as it could swamp it before it gets established.

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LynnS

I've planted them around 4-5 metres apart. The montana should flower up till June and the madam julia from June to September, fingers crossed it goes well but doesn't get out of hand. I have left a couple of metres gap with no trellis so they should stay separate I hope. #still-learning

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LynnS

@Jasonsparkes1 I was tempted by the hydrangea too but love the clematis flower shape. My friend from archery has the hydrangea and says it's really easy to maintain.

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LynnS

I think it depends on where you plant it. He put it in shade so it slowed the growth rate down. @Jasonsparkes1.

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LynnS

Our garden is still quite new really. We moved in 4 years ago to overgrown dead grass everywhere. There was just montbretia, flax and a small cabbage tree in the front garden. We are a million miles from that now. The two clematis I bought are in addition to my 1st an india star that I bought last year.

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