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By AndrewR


I planted clematis ‘Kaiu’ three years ago. It has small white bells with a pink tinge on the newly opened flowers. Several websites agreed it would grow to around two metres, perfect for training into the purple-leaved shrub physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’

After a couple of years to get established, it took quite a shine to its host

Two weeks ago, I noticed a shoot had spread out and grasped a branch of ribes speciosum

This is quite a prickly shrub. Perhaps it didn’t appreciate the thorns as it has now grabbed hold of the softer tamarix tetrandra

Not content with these three, the clematis has now clambered to the top of bupleurum fruticosum, a good four metres tall

I’m left wondering how much further it will travel. I don’t think I dare feed it next year.

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but isn't it stunning Andrewr? Not something I'd complain about. :o)

19 Aug, 2015


Thats a real beauty Andrew, it really is enjoying your garden and the choice of plants nearby, your rewards are all the lovely bell-shaped flowers decorating anything in its way..

19 Aug, 2015


It just loves you Andrew!

19 Aug, 2015


Ha ha....just more proof that plants can't read their labels.They don't know what it says their maximum size is.If they like the situation' they keep growing it seems.It is very attractive though!

19 Aug, 2015


Mines just the same this year Andrew!! its covered a Choisya now its attached to a rose its also reached across a path and grabbed a flowering currant!! been lovely for so long though I'm not complaining :-)

20 Aug, 2015


Oh it's lovely, I do love the clems with their little bells, I just hope my new ones do as well as yours when they're big enough to plant out.

26 Aug, 2015

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