Posted: 28/07/2013 at 21:39
I've got a wooden planter that I've attached a trellis to. It's going outside the front door which faces north. Next door's clematis looks very healthy so I'm encouraged by this!
I got two clematis plants to go into it, both ones that grow up to 6ft. Both are May to Sept flowering. Whilst it would be great to have them flower at different times, I worry I'd get confused and prune them at the wrong times!? I got two because they were on offer (!) and I liked the colour combination.
Today I got a selection of euonymous plants to help cover the clematis roots and I was planning to add some spring bulbs for early colour. Not sure what, maybe some daffs. Then when they fade I figure I could just get used to popping in some bright summer bedders each year.
ve no idea if this plan is sound and wondered what
more experienced gardeners would think?
Also, wooden planter... Do I need to line it and with what? I know to add holes and drainage materials etc.
I know there are probably a million things to comment on here, so apologies. But even advice on one small part would be very much appreciated.