Sandbox forum: Doubtful ID

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Name: Mika
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cliftoncat
Apr 23, 2016 2:49 AM CST
I have this plant (in fact 2 of them) and I fear that yours is mislabelled. Here's a link to the Raymond Evison page for clematis Parisienne:

http://www.raymondevisonclematis.com/main/product.asp?produc...

So wrong colour and different petal count.... Don't know what yours is, but it's pretty. Smiling
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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HemNorth
Apr 24, 2016 2:01 PM CST
Hello Mika, and thank you for the Raymond Evison link to the Parisienne page. As mentioned, in the comment for my photo, the label gave the name Parisienne, and I had my doubts upon seeing the photos in the database. But when I googled it, there were some similar photos, and the anthers seemed the right colour, so I thought it might be a challenged bloom, with fewer petals. Confused

I shall have to retrieve the photos I had submitted. I so appreciate your help! Thumbs up Speaking of which, thanks for the thumbs up you have given several of my photos that I have been posting lately. I went through a couple of pages of your plants in your English garden. Wonderful! It took me right back. I tip my hat to you. Nora
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses Hostas
Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Ponds Foliage Fan
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cliftoncat
Apr 24, 2016 5:04 PM CST
Hi Nora, I did wonder given your comment whether you had doubts about the ID. But perhaps you are right and the clematis you have is a challenged Parisienne bloom - maybe worth waiting a bit to see? I love Raymond Evison clematis and have several of them - they're often not very vigorous, so really useful for places where a taller climber would be too much. I first saw them at the Chelsea Flower Show and since then check them out every year. When you say 'it took me right back' - are you originally from England?
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Roses Organic Gardener Garden Photography Echinacea Butterflies
Birds Irises Daylilies Xeriscape
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HemNorth
Apr 25, 2016 12:19 AM CST
Hi Mika, Both my husband and I have relatives in England, so we spent a year in Norwich - Sept. 1989 to Aug. 1990 - on a teaching exchange. On weekends we would go to National Trust Gardens, Open Gardens, Garden Tours and Nurseries. It was a great learning experience. We joined the Bressingham Lecture series and I frequented 2nd hand bookstores for used Gardening books. By the way, I believe I met Raymond Evison at one of the large shows - either in East Anglia or at Chelsea. I remember buying his book there.

I had two glorious days at the Chelsea Show and saw pictures somewhere on this site of the Chelsea show of 2007, I believe. I've tried to find that spot again, but don't remember where I saw them or how to look for them. Was it you who put them in? I think someone called William might have shown them, but don't know where to look.

Thanks for your help, and I'd love to chat sometime.
Nora

Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses Hostas
Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Ponds Foliage Fan
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cliftoncat
Apr 25, 2016 1:14 AM CST
I used to work in Cambridge at the university (still have a Fellowship there), so Norwich isn't far. I gave up work after almost 30 years to spend more time at home (Oxfordshire). My husband and I are both members of the National Trust and I'm an RHS member, so we visit lots of gardens and stately homes (we went to Chatsworth in Derbyshire at the end of last week - gorgeous...) Chelsea is amazing, I agree - I've been several times and it's always wonderful even though I hate crowds! Did you go for the great sell-off? I've done that twice and bought some wonderful plants at silly prices. But it wasn't me who posted the Chelsea pics here, though I have seen them.

If you click on 'Read more gardening ideas' in the upper right of the home page of this site, then type 'Chelsea' in the 'search gardening ideas' box in the top left, you will get all the articles about the flower show - posts seem to run from 2010 to 2012. They're from Neil (Neilmuir1). There's also the Chelsea Flower Show website, I wanted to give you the link but it's not opening right now; I'll post it for you a bit later.

I'm sure there's a way of giving you a link to another post, but I can't get it right! I can post links to pics, but not articles. Clutz me! *Blush*

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