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I am confused as to what to do about the clematis plant which finished flowering in June and is now growing at a fast rate and sending out climbers which then need to be tidied up at least every two weeks.
My question is: Should i be pruning these right back? or should i just tie these into the already established plant which has been grown through a trellis for years before i took over the care of it?
I desperately want to see the flower display of this year again next year so any advice would be much appreciated

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  • Posted: Thu. 18th July 2013 22:24

Re: Clematis won't stop climbing

Reply from ELAINE HUTSON

clematis montana is one of the 3 big clematis and since it is a spring bloomer, it should be pruned in spring, you can do it next year, so just resign yourself to its rambling this year. It needs ample space, you can cut it down to 6-8 ft after it finishes blooming, but it is rambunctious, so place it someplace where it can drape, maybe near a tree.

  • Posted: Thu. 18th July 2013 22:55