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  1. Kevin Cowans

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    Hello all

    I Hope you are Well.

    I thought I would Post a Photo of the Back Garden as it is This Morning.

    Here it is:

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    Everything is Growing Well, except for the Clematis Montana which is not showing any signs of Growth since being Cut to the Ground, hopefully soon.

    Thanks

    Kevin
     
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      Very nice @Kevin Cowans !

      My clematis is just starting to climb which means that heaps of wood compost over the root area may have done the trick for me :)
       
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      Hi Kevin,

      Wow! Your garden's looking good. :)

      If the Montana shows no signs of life by the middle of June then there's probably no hope for it. Meanwhile keep your fingers crossed. :fingers crossed:
       
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      Hello @Sheal

      Being Negative for a moment, I do that so well

      If the Clematis Montana does not Recover, how easy would it be to Remove?

      How big would the Roots of a 4½ Year Old Clematis Montana be?

      Thanks

      Kevin
       
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      We lost three Clematis Broughton Star a few years back from clematis slime flux (as grim as it sounds). They were around 3-4 years old. From memory the roots were a reasonable size but not to difficult to lift. They were all well developed good sized balls of roots so a lot of leveraging with garden forks to start with but then clean to come out once loosened. I don’t recall it significantly disturbing the surrounding border/plants
       
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        Hello @Butterfly6

        Thanks for the Reply and the Information, it is appreciated.

        Since I do not handle uncertainty well, I have decided to Replace the Clematis Montana.

        I have just been in the Garden and have managed to Remove the Clematis Montana, there were some Minor Roots that had grown under the Fence which I could not Remove, however, I just Cut those off.

        The Clematis Montana has now been Removed and a Replacement has been Ordered which should be here in the Next 7 to 10 Working Days, hopefully Sooner than Later..

        Thanks

        Kevin
         
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          Hi Kevin,

          Sorry, I've only just seen your post but Butterfly6 has kindly given you the information you needed. :)

          I hope the replacement performs well for you. :fingers crossed:
           
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            Hello @Sheal

            Thanks for the Reply.

            All of this messing around just because someone did not know what they were doing regarding the Tidying of the Clematis :wallbanging:

            At least the Clematis Montana is Fast Growing so I should get some decent Growth This Year, hopefully.

            I should receive the Replacement in 7 to 10 Working Days, so, End of This Week or Early Next Week, hopefully.

            Thanks

            Kevin
             
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              Hi Kevin,

              Unfortunately these things happen from time to time, however annoying they may be. Let's hope the new Clematis is more successful. :)
               
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                A montana will eventually have a very big root system but at four yrs old [probably a few years older if bought from a reliable source] it wasn't going to be that large. They can have main stems/trunks that are the width of an arm when mature.
                Just bear in mind that it'll take a few years for the new plant to establish and get to a decent size and spread though. :smile:
                 
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                  Their are different flowering times for Clematis so following on they require different times to prune back and some don't need anything doing much at all except tidying up.

                  I usually check up the month they are to flower ie spring /summer and this will tell you also on the Internet when and how to prune etc.
                   
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                    Hello @Purple Streaks

                    Apologies, I did not see your Reply till now.

                    I have now replaced the Clematis Montana 'Mayleen' and it is settling in nicely.

                    I thought I would Post a couple of Photos of the Back Garden as it is Growing nicely, including a View of the Right Side which I do not usually show as the Garden Camera does not cover it:

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                    The Irises are getting ready to Open which are one of My Favourites, My Mum was named Iris :)

                    The Hosta is also Growing well after I moved it from under the Phormium into the Open in March.

                    I am also still Watering a few Patches of Lawn where I have Overseeded and they are filling in slowly but surely.

                    Thanks

                    Kevin
                     
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                      When I first joined this site I read through all your posts on getting the garden and patio put together. Isn’t it lovely now, well worth all the work. I hope you are enjoying it.
                       
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                        Hello @Panda2

                        Glad to know you enjoyed the Thread, the Long Thread :)

                        It has been a long Time getting to this point and I still have the Garden Furniture to sort but that is going to be a while yet.

                        I may have started the Gardens in 2019 but things really started in 2011 after my Mum Passed :sad:

                        To look at how the Garden was before I started and how it is now there is no comparison :)

                        Thanks

                        Kevin
                         
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                          The garden does look lovely Kevin and I think your mum would like it too. :)
                           
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