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I wounder if anyone can help. I have some Clematis (not sure which variety) and was wondering whether I should prune back the thin shoots which are extending past the flowering parts. The photo attached is not the best but you can just see the bits I mean. I have looked around online and it talks about the three different groups of Clematis. I am very new to this garden (new house) and any advice/input would be much appreciated.
I have read that this would promote better flowers as it allows the plant to concentrate its energy on the flowers over the non flowering shoots.

Clematis Pruning (31/05/2013)

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  • Posted: Fri. 31st May 2013 07:31

Re: Clematis Pruning

Reply from Angie Robertson

I think what you have is Clematis montana, which variety you'd have to investigate. These are in pruning group 1. They should be pruned/tidied up immediately after flowering as they flower on old wood (growth created this year). Tough as old boots!!

  • Posted: Mon. 3rd June 2013 19:43