|Ranunculaceae: Clematis jackmanii||
|Jackmanii, the first of the large flowering hybrids,
was hybridized in 1858 by George Jackman from Clematis laguinosa and a viticella, Atrorubens.
I bought 2 small plants from Rona for $3.99 each.
One is a Jackmanii and one is a Nelly Moser.
I planted them in the semi-circular bed.
Still alive so I hope for more next year.
No sign of it.
There were 2 or so healthy vines and 2 or so sickly ones with yellow splotchy leaves,
but now the healthy ones have splotchy leaves too.
2 flowers, and that looks like the most there will be.
There were about 21 flowers at the peak.
New shoots today.
The growth is feeble, and the leaves have little colour.
Although it is doing better than last year,
it is still only a fraction of what it was in previous years.
Its bed is dry, and I don't think the full benefits of the manure
have worked their way to the plant yet.
Ben worked a bag (9 kg) of manure into the bed.
One above-ground bud is swelling.
The shoots are about 15 cm long now.
They were very slow to start due to the cool spring weather.
Some are a good green, but most are pale.
Flowering nicely, and of a medium size.
I saw a beautiful long-established plant in England,
and the gardener told me he gives it manure on top every year.
I cleared it away, and dug about 9 kg of
manure into its bed.
The clematis does not show any growth
It is budding at the bottom.
It is not doing very well.
It is not very tall, and there are not many shoots, and many of those shoots are pale green with improperly developed leaves. It looked even worse, paler, before I gave it a large dose of lawn fertilizer.
It responded to the fertilizer, but never grew large.
I guess its soil is worn out.
It should have fertilizer next year, of some kind.
I gave it some during the summer but I believe it needs more.
|Jackmanii Clematis, 2000|
New growth is visible, some from as high as 3 feet up!
Flowering is essentially over. It did not get as high as it used to. Maybe the soil is worn out.
First shoots are visible today.
Many flowers, but only 6 feet tall.
Finished flowering a couple of weeks ago, essentially.
The same as a month ago.
A good show, but not spectacular as in past years.
Over 3 feet high.
Well up the trellis. Buds visible.
New growth already! and from well above the soil level.
Only a few flowers left.
The plant was very bushy, but not as tall as other years.
It flowered beautifully.
Covered with flax straw.
I cut off the old stalks, and there was sap in them,
but there is no new visible growth yet.
First new shoots today, after rain last night.
Still in flower.
I removed its winter mulch today.
It is growing very well.
It has reached the top of the trellis,
and is thick on the trellis.
It has been magnificent
in its blossoms for about 2 weeks.
Visible today, more than 2 feet tall.
Doing very well. Tall, very thick, with flower buds.
The clematis has dead blossoms showing.
The clematis has a few flowers left,
and many spent blossoms.
I heaped dry leaves over it.