Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:48
Over 250 different clematis in the garden here obelisk, hybrids, cultivars and species, several bred here.
When I talk of chopping clematis hard back it is not for selling purposes as your brothers suggest. it is to produce a larger rootball and more flowering stems which will then produce more flowers obviously.
kasjk said he//she wanted to get more stems from the ground, tomato food is not the answer, chopping hard back is the only way.
Too many people quote parrotlike all the pruning and feeding requirements of clematis, mostly written by people who have never grown them.
BiszzyLizzie, I think your MultiBlue is superb, but cultural conditions in Dordogne ( France ?) are probably different than those in the North of England, back later.....