If growing clematis against a wall, then it’s likely that you’ll be supporting it using trellis. However, clematis are easy to incorporate into beds and borders by growing on a wig-wam structure, perfect for adding height and colour. Making a wig-wam couldn’t be easier, and once this is done, you’re ready to start tying in and training your clematis. New to clematis? Here are 10 beautiful cultivars to grow, then follow our advice on planting.
Find out how to train clematis on a wig-wam, in three easy steps, below.
You Will Need
- Clematis plant
- Hazel poles, or other support
Position the poles around your climber, making sure that there is plenty of room for the roots to develop.
Gently tease out the stems towards the support, taking care not to break them, as they can be particularly delicate.
Tie the shoots into the poles loosely to encourage them to climb and, if necessary, lay twigs across the poles to provide extra support.