Posted: 06/06/2012 at 20:44
Oh my word don't think I've ever had such conflicting advice
As for this particular plant being far too big & rampant for a small garden.... haven't we all made mistakes in our choice of plants? When we moved here 18 yrs ago in the midst of winter and it being a new build the garden was a muddy mess. I knew next to nothing about gardening and to be perfectly honest I had very little interest in the garden. I have only taken a keen interest in my garden over the past 2/3 years, which I know is absoluterly no time at all, but believe me the improvements I've made in that short time are flipping fantastic (even if I do say so myself!) I would never have achieved what I have if it hadn't been for the wonderful advice and encouragement I received from the BBC Gardening forum. Knowing what I know now I would never have planted this particular clematis but hey ho you live & learn.
Anyway I've had a look at the plant today and I think I'll prune it gradually, well that's if it stops raining long enough for me to be able to get outside to do it!
Oh and by the way I'd like your help in identifying a couple of things, I have no idea what they are