Early Spring -
Prune late flowering clematis back to the lowest pair of buds in the 1st year.
In the next 2 years prune to less than 30cm.
In following years cut to less than 50 cm.
Late Spring -
Trim any early flowering clematis that have become untidy.
Feed mature plants
Mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and help feed.
Plant new clematis to establish roots for the following season
Keep the newly planted clematis well watered until they are established in their new location.
Clematis Montana - several varieties are available. Spring flowering with small flowers ranging from white and pale pink to dark pink flowers. Very vigorous growth.
Clematis Armandii - An evergreen clematis with dark green leaves and clusters of almond scented, white, star shaped flowers. Grows to 6 metres high
Clematis is a vigorous perennial climber which provides flowers in a wide range of attrctive colours.
The plants climb by twining their leaf stalks around trellis work, supports or other plants as they grow.
There are over 400 varieties which come in different combinations of tender or hardy, deciduous or evergreen.
Clematis blooms can vary in size from 2.5 to 20 centimeters across. The large flowers on some varieties make a stunning display in the garden
It is possible to buy Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter flowering varieties of Clematis to provide all year round colour in the garden
Clematis like to keep their roots cool in the shade and grow best in a moist but well-drained fertile soil.
Plant in a position in full sun or partial shade. Plants will produce more flowers in a sunny spot, but remember to keep their roots in the shade. The vigorous climbing varieties of Clematis can be trained up a support almost anywhere in the garden.
A trellis or pergola is the traditional support for these climbers which may also be grown over a garden fence.
There are types of clematis that are low growing and can be planted Some people even grow the smaller clematis in hanging baskets or patio tubs.
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Clematis - How to plant and grow climbing clematis plants in beds, containers or hanging baskets. How to grow, where to plant Clematis - vigorous perennial climber - hardy, tender, evergreen deciduous varieties. Tips for spring summer, autumn, pruning