Posted: 07/07/2012 at 03:35
This is my first attempt at growing a Clematus & it is climbing well. I'm not sure how to prune it as not sure which bits are dead & I'm also afraid to cut off where it grows from as the main stem is just a single very, very thin stem & could be broken so easily. I have a gnome standing just where it comes out of the ground & daren't move him as he seems to be guarding against it being attacked!
It's now in it's third year of blooming, is climbing further up an old wall & doing well. As it's at the bottom of my garden, it gets very little attention & I have never pruned it. It seems to do well left to it's own devices.