Posted: 02 September 2014
Overall: I had a clematis armandii in our old garden that I loved, and have tried it in the much smaller, north-facing one we have now, where it's proved much more difficult to manage. Now very leggy, it could perhaps gain from being cut back for a fresh start, but I'm afraid of doing this after what I've read elsewhere about its hatred of major pruning. Several contributors here say they've cut theirs back and with success, and I'd be grateful for their advice on how I could follow their example. I can be sent a message through the GW system.