Category Archives: Climber
Looking for a nice plant to mask your walls and borders?
Take a look at Actinidia kolomikta.
This is wonderful climber for any garden.
|Name:||Actinidia kolomikta AGM|
|Detailed Description:Actinidia are vigorous, mostly deciduous, twining climbers with simple ovate leaves which are variegated in some species. Small cup-shaped flowers may be followed on female or hermaphrodite plants by edible fruits
A. kolomikta is a large vigorous deciduous climber with twining stems. Leaves ovate, those of mature plants tipped with silver, later pink. Flowers white, male and female on separate plants. Grown for foliage effect
|Color flower:||White in Summer|
|Hardiness:||H5 (hardy – cold winter)|
|Color foliage:||Green and Pink in SummerGreen and White in Spring|
|Pests:||Generally pest free|
|Pruning:||Pruning group 11 in late winter|
|Time to ultimate height:||5-10 years|
|Exposure:||A vigorous climber that thrives in fertile, well-drained soil. Full sun is needed to bring out the colours of the foliage|
|Garden characteristics:||Wall-side Borders|
White clematis is magic…
|Clematis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or herbaceous perennials, mostly climbing by twining leaf-stalks, and often with showy flowers. Some have attractive fluffy seed-heads in autumnEarly Large-flowered clematis have large star-shaped flowers in early summer, often with a second flowering in late summer
‘Countess of Lovelace’ is a deciduous compact climber with double, light mauve-blue flowers made up of layers and 15-18cm wide, late spring to early summer, often followed by some single flowers in late summer
|Common Name:||clematis ‘Countess of Lovelace’|
|Color flower:||Blue in Summer|
|Hardiness:||old H4 (hardy)|
|Color foliage:||Green in Summer|
|Pests:||Young shoots may be troubled by aphids and caterpillars; petals can be eaten by earwigs|
|Pruning:||Pruning (clematis) group 2|
|Time to ultimate height:||2-5 years|
|Exposure:||Plant in a moisture-retentive, well-drained soil, with the roots and base of the plant kept cool and shaded by other plants or a layer of pebbles at the base. Plant with the crown 5–8cm (2–3in) deep to encourage new shoots to grow from below ground level. Can be grown in containers at least 45cm (18in) deep and wide in a soil based potting compost|
|Garden characteristics:||City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Wall-side Borders or Patio/Container Plants|
Read more… about Clematis ‘Countess of Lovelace’ on Groweris.
Several days ago I wrote about climbing roses.
Today it is time for post about another wonderful climber – clematis.
Clematis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or herbaceous perennials, mostly climbing by twining leaf-stalks, and often with showy flowers. Some have attractive fluffy seed-heads in autumn
Atragene Group consists of woody climbers with deciduous, 1 to 2-ternate leaves and nodding, bell-shaped, single or double flowers to 10cm across, on old wood in spring and early summer, occasionally also later, on current year’s growth
‘Pamela Jackman’ is a deciduous climber with divided leaves and solitary, nodding cream-centred, deep blue flowers to 7cm wide from mid-spring to late spring and occasionally in late summer, followed by fluffy seed-heads.