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Guernsey Postal Service 2004 Issue
Designed by Raymond Evison

Raymond Evison Clematis

Guernsey Postal Service has issued 10 new Flower stamps on the 29th of January 2004. Five of the stamps have a postage value of 5 x 100gm Bailiwick rate and the other five stamps have a postage value of 5 x 60gm UK rate. These stamps are being issued to honor the Royal Horticultural Society. The society is the UK's leading gardening charity and it is celebrating its bicentenary with a feast of special events and activities for gardening enthusiasts of all kinds. As part of the bicentenary celebrations, the RHS Bicentenary Plant Collection will be launched at the 2004 Chelsea Flower Show, which will include four new clematis raised in Guernsey by Raymond Evison. These new clematis are named after the four RHS gardens Wisley, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall and Harlow Carr.

Raymond Evison founded The Guernsey Clematis Nursery in 1985. The nursery is now the leading producer of young clematis plants (clematis plant is a vine or herb) in the world. Each of the flowers depicted on the stamps have all been bred or developed in Guernsey by Raymond Evison. A description of each of these clematis flowers depicted on the stamps is as follows (Read Top down left to right):

  • Rosemoor (Evipo002) - is a reddish purple flower with yellow anthers. It is a large flowers that blooms from May to September and will grow with other wall trained trees and shrubs.
  • Arctic Queen (Evitwo) - a white flower with double clematis flowering and is in bloom for most of the summer months. Can be grown in a container or through a wall trained shrub
  • Harlow Carr (Evipo004) - is named after the RHS northern most garden and blooms in early summer. It is about 3" wide and has four sepal deep purple flowers. Is ideal for growing with roses or ground cover.
  • Guernsey Cream - is a fully rounded cream flower that blooms in late spring and early summer. Raised from the species clematis patens from China.
  • Josephine (Evijohill) - was discovered by Josephine Hill in England. It is a pinkish lilac flower and is a great plant for growing in a container.
  • Blue Moon (Evirin) - introduced in 1997 at the Chelsea Flower Show. It has wavy edges with whitish/blue sepals.
  • Wisley (Evipo001) - named after RHS famous garden and is a large bluish colored flower. Grows great with roses.
  • Liberation (Evifive) - named in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Liberation of the Channel Islands from wartime occupation. It has large deep pink reddish colored flowers.
  • Royal Velvet (Evifour) - is a deep purple flower that blooms in late spring and early summer. Ideal for a container plant or growing with gray foliage shrubs.
  • Hyde Hall (Evipo009) - blooms in early summer and is a great plant for the patio or small town garden. It has large white flowers with pink and some green highlights.

"Raymond Evison Clematis" stamps can be purchased as a single set of 10, Presentation Booklet, Booklet of 10 or 100, or FDC. The size of each stamp is 25mm x 30mm. The stamps will be printed by Carter Security Printers using the offset Lithography printing process with 203gsm self adhesive paper.

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