Posted: 03/01/2017 at 22:33
I've got Clem. cirrhosa 'Freckles' - it's been here about 4 or 5 years and has covered a large panel of trellis and would have gone further if I'd let it. It flowers well for most of the autumn and all of the winter and a few flowers at other times too. It's in the northwest facing corner of the west facing front garden and the soil is quite damp most of the time. If the soil does dry out the leaves go brown and it looks awful, but a few buckets of water and it's soon happy again.
I give it two or three good dollops of clematis food through the year, and all my shrubs get some Fish, Blood and Bone in the spring.