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Spring show

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It was our Gardening Clubs spring show last night, So I took my Clematis Ovation to show.
I won 1st in class and Best in show. I've never shown any of my plants before, it was judged by the other members of the club so I was really pleased to win.
My main passion in gardening is Clematis.

Comments (7)

  1. Grower

    The GPS Team

    How splendid Ian. Well done from all of us here. What would you recommend to other members as the Top 5 Clematis to grow?

  2. Grower

    Helene U Taylor

    And what a nice clematis you chose to exhibit – it has been on my (very long) wish-list since I discovered it about a year ago. I have five clematis’ so far here in my new garden and would like many more – I am going to miss those I had to leave when moving house last year, they were just too big to dig up and take with me.

  3. Grower

    Winifred Field

    Congratulations ,it's great to hear of a first timer winning. The plant certainly looks good!

  4. Grower


    Well done. Very well deserved.

  5. Grower


    Congratulations Ian. This is a beautiful clematis. Would you let me know the names of the other clematis.

  6. Grower

    Ian Taylor

    Here's a few of my favourite ones.
    C. Broughton Bride, lovely white flowered, early flowering clematis, flowers later in the season has a double.
    C. Rouge Cardinal, Late large-flowered, I grow this in memory of my late father he also grew this one.
    C. Alba Luxurians, Viticella group,
    C. rehderiana, this is a species clematis from China, small flowered with scented flowers like cowslips.
    C. Edward Prichard, small flowered scented, from Australia.
    C. Elizabeth, this is a Montana so does need quite a bit of space to grow, small pink flowers. I grow this over a fence.
    C. Apple Blossom, this is a armandii group, early flowered, scented needs protection from cold winds

  7. Grower


    Hi Ian, First of all, please accept my apologies for not saying please.
    Thank you for the names, description and uses of the other clematis.We have the C.Elizabeth, we have had many years of pleasure from this plant, but, we have hard pruned it, to the point all there is are stumps. It is coming back though. It was a lovely plant but got too woody and as you said, it needs a lot of space, we grew it over the fence, our neighbour loved it too.

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