Two ways to grow clematis in a flower border

Two ways to grow clematis in a flower border

Monty Don demonstrates which clematis to grow up a wigwam, or scrambling over a shrub.

Monty Don demonstrates two methods of growing clematis in a flower border, as opposed to a garden wall. First, he shows how to plant late-flowering Clematis viticella ‘Abundance’ under a wigwam of hazel bean sticks. Then, he recommends growing clematis through shrubs – here planting Clematis x durandii through Rosa complicata. Clematis require a cool, free root run, so watch now to discover how to create the right size of planting hole, together with tips on planting depth, which type of organic matter to add to the soil, plus volume and frequency of watering.

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