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Climbers for North Facing Walls
Julian Bosdari 6 Mar 2017

The thing about gardening is that people always talk about the necessity for 'well-drained soil', 'well rotted manure', 'a sunny spot' without really ever specifying how well, or how sunny and it can induce gloom in a gardener with a shady garden devoid of friable (another of those words), rich s...

How to plant Clematis
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to Plant Clematis Planting clematis in the average garden is pretty straightforward and they will grow practically anywhere as long as you remember five things - Preparation, depth, water, temperature and the first prune. Preparation Take out a good sized hole - this should be at leas...

How to grow Clematis in pots and containers
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to Grow Clematis in Pots and Containers  Growing clematis in containers is not only attractive; it is sometimes essential. Terraces, patios, balconies, roof gardens are all places where deep cultivation outside a pot is impossible. There are also parts of the country where because of po...

How to prune Clematis
18 Jul 2016

How to Prune Clematis  Pruning clematis is not as hard as people like to make out. Excluding herbaceous clematis there are three pruning groups. They are easily identified and in all cases pruning is extremely simple. So as to keep this as uncomplicated as possible we have written a separat...

How to prune Group 2 Clematis
18 Jul 2016

How to Prune Group 2 Clematis  Pruning Group 2 Clematis is nearly as easy as pruning Group 1 plants (where you do not do anything most of the time...) Group 2 Clematis (sometimes known as Group B or Type B clematis) include all the early, large flowered hybrids. These will produce thei...

How to prune Group 1 Clematis
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to Prune Group 1 Clematis  Group 1 Clematis are the smallest group in our range of clematis for sale but they are also the easiest of the groups to prune. Group 1 (sometimes called Group A or Type A clematis) includes the Clematis species: alpina, armandii, cirrhosa, macropetala and mon...

How to prune Group 3 Clematis
18 Jul 2016

How to Prune Group 3 Clematis  Pruning Group 3 Clematis can feel a bit brutal. The key is to be brave. Group 3 Clematis include the later flowering clematis, whether they be large-flowered hybrids such as Gipsy Queen or the smaller viticellas, orientalis, tangutica and texensis groups. The ...

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