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Rose and the Clematis Hardcover – January 25, 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist (January 25, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1870673190
  • ISBN-13: 978-1870673198
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,352,153 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Author John Howells claims that the climbing rose and the clematis are natural planting companions; both have an urge to reach for the sky and the need for the same growing requirements (good, rich soil and a fair amount of water). The rose makes a softer, more beautiful support for the clematis vine than any trellis, and clematis offers a contrast that brings out the beauty of roses. They share the same kind of enemies, so a treatment program for any pest will benefit both. They can also be grown together in pots or beds. Finally, each comes in an array of colors that complement the other--think of a yellow rose such as Golden Showers or Casino set off by the gorgeous purple of a Victoria clematis. Howells makes his case very convincingly with many gorgeous, full-color photographs.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 26, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book provides insight into the fundamentals of combining clematis with roses by focusing on the plants blooming periods and what makes for a pleasing color scheme. It's ideally suited to individuals new to the concept, as well as those more experienced,wishing to hone in their skills on combining the two. The reader should already have basic knowledge of how to grow each type of plant beforehand, and be aware that the book is from the United Kingdom and, therefore, tends to name roses found there rather in the U.S. That aside, it is a gem.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 15, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book treats explains rose and clematis habits in an easy to understand way. There are plenty of suggested combinations for roses and clematis - the photography is lovely.
I wish he would come round and plant up my garden for me!
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This is exactly what I expected. The book is beautifully illustrated and the info is what I wanted. The pictures are a bonus!
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By Rosemary Powell on February 26, 2013
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As a dedicated gardener, I'm always looking for inspiration for my gardens. I used to own this book years ago and sold it to a second-hand book shop. Now that gardening season in starting in earnest , it was time to bring it back into my library. Sometimes a great photo is as satisfying as the real thing, if you don't live in the perfect English climate to grow this pair.
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By Stan on February 15, 2013
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The book is from England, which is good because they have the best gardens in the world. That said, since it is English, there is no data for the United States hardiness zones.
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