Carole's Garden Clematis Nursery - Home Page
Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
Registered Hybrid Clematis Collection for the OPCAA
Clematis "Adrian James"
This stunning deep blue, early flowering clematis displays red bars in spring. The 15-20cm flowers are continuous all summer, progressively becoming lustrous deep velvety purple by mid season. Flowers from mid September to late April. Clematis 'Adrian James' flowers first on the previous season's wood, then later on new and old wood. Pruning Group 2.
Garden Clematis Nursery was started as Carole's Garden in 1992 and began
operating from a 3/4 acre retail nursery property in the foothills of
Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges.
January 1999 saw the nursery move to an 11 acre property in Somerville, on the Mornington Peninsula. The nursery ceased to operate in April 2012.
were grown by the nursery since 1993, and Carole has gained
extensive knowledge of the plants and their requirements during this time.
The hybrid clematis plants
were all propagated from cuttings at the
nursery and most are tried and timeless varieties.
The clematis were grown outdoors, so are hardy to the colder winter
conditions, and summer sun.
In previous years the nursery garden was open in October or early November when the clematis were on display to the public. Plants both in the ground and in pots were displayed in full flower, and clematis were available for sale. Clematis have been planted along with climbing roses on a series of archways, allowing plants to perform in garden situations. In October 2000 Jane Edmanson and the ABC filmed a segment for Gardening Australia, featuring the newly planted clematis archways. Each year will see the plants increase in size, and produce more flowers for the display. New varieties are also being added to the collection.
property is located on Melbourne's beautiful Mornington Peninsula, is close to
surf and bay beaches, wineries, restaurants and beautiful scenery.
Carole Scholes Adv Cert. Hort.
Location: Somerville, Victoria 3912,
03 5977 9277
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Web site last updated 23 April 2012