Clematis 'General Sikorski'

2 lt pot (60cm cane) £23.99
available to order from late summer
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Buy Clematis 'General Sikorski' clematis (group 2): Wonderful blue flowers

This climber is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Large, rich mauve-blue flowers with golden-yellow centres from June to September and mid-green leaves. This vigorous, large-flowered clematis is quick to establish, producing a profusion of mauve-blue flowers with finely scalloped petals over a long period. It is best grown on its own in sun or semi-shade.

  • Garden care: Remove dead and damaged stems before growth begins in early spring, cutting all remaining stems back to where strong buds are visible. Apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant in early spring

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My garden gets waterlogged when it rains, which leads to poor growth and excessive moss in the lawn. I have discovered that about one and half feet below surface there is a layer of clay and I wonder whether it is due to that.

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