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 Post subject: viticella Maria Cornelia
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:25 am 
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I see that Dan is offering this clematis that was bred in Germany. It has not been available here long and is still fairly rare. I wonder how you discovered it, Dan.
I planted it this spring and it is already almost 2 meters high, with lots of buds, the first of which have opened. I absolutely love it. It is unique, I think, for the shape of the flowers. They remind me of cornus.
My first photos aren't very good. Here are two all the same.

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Thanks Mara. I noticed it after receiving an email from Dan about the new offerings on the website. Not that I am the least bit interested in any new clematis after two weeks with no rain and over a week of 95+ degree weather!

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Just two weeks, Miguel? It hasn't rained here for 6 weeks, and the temperatures have generally been around 30°C. My life is standing behind a hose for hours on end. Fortunately I work at home so am able to fit my job around watering (not the other way round :) ).

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Wow is that usual Mara? We typically shouldn't be in the 90s until late July/early August. This heat blast, which feels like a blast furnace is too much for me!

Consider a drip irrigation system. I have several and love them. Much better than standing outside with a hose in hand and watering. Been there and done that in the past though! I do only water the areas with the drip system once a week though and run it for 2 hours at a pop. Trying to give the plants a chance to live while at the same time trying to convince them that they need to grow deeper root systems. That and the balancing act of trying to conserve our natural resources.

Thanks for a picture. Like I need another clematis! LOL

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I would love to install a drip irrigation system. So far it hasn't seemed justified, because normally summers include only short stretches of heatwave-cum-drought. I don't know if this is climate change or just a freak, but if we have to expect more of this, I'll definitely consider putting in such a system.

If the forecasts are correct, it will cool down from tomorrow, but still no rain in sight. :?

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Same here Mara. Supposed to cool down into the mid to low 80s later in the week. Only a 40% chance of rain here throughout the period but our weather guessers are useless. Don't know of many jobs where you can screw up so much and still keep your job!

You will love a drip irrigation system. I have two different pressure regulator systems but on one of the systems I purchased a shut off valve that allows me to operate two different zones with only one regulator. Don't know how I lived without them for so long.

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Mara..How beautiful..Jeanne

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