Posted: 11/09/2014 at 15:50
Clematis are very hungry and thirsty plants. They like to have their roots in the shade, and their heads in the sunshine. Plant a couple of feet away from the wall, into d DEEP hole, fill with much organic material, use a mycorrhizal powered of gel on the roots, lots of water, mulch thickly with organic material, water and feed with clematis feed regularly. Much also depends upon which kind of clematis you plant, some such as clematis montana can cover several meters of area in both directions, and be a couple of meters thick as well. Some, little alpinas for example, are not as vigorous but look lovely climbing through other shrubs, or even other clematis. The combination of roses and clematis is well known because it is extremely attractive and affective. Jasmines need a lot of light, and a fair bit of warmth as well - if there are big shrubs growing in front of them, they will just give up and die (I've done this more than once!).