Climbing Plant Advice

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Climbers for North Facing Walls
Julian Bosdari 6 Mar 2017

Garden books always talk about the necessity for 'well-drained soil', 'well rotted manure', and 'a sunny spot' without really ever specifying how well, or how sunny. This can induce gloom in a gardener with a shady garden devoid of friable (another of those words), rich soil. But Beth Chatto, t...

Planting Clematis Outdoors (Video)
Julian Bosdari 9 Nov 2020

How to Plant Clematis in a Border (Video) This video applies to all Clematis varieties; here, we are planting a Clematis montana Grandiflora, which will flower heavily in late Spring.The best time to plant pot grown Clematis is any time of the year when the ground isn't frosty and...

Planting & Training Honeysuckle (Video)
Julian Bosdari 16 Nov 2020

How to Plant & Train a Climbing Honeysuckle  This video applies to all honeysuckle; here, we are planting a 3 litre Lonicera. TRANSCRIPTToday we’re going to plant Honeysuckle. So this is the kind of thing that you'll get when you order your climber from Ashridge ...

How to Prune Wisteria Climbing Plants (Video)
Julian Bosdari 26 Feb 2021

How and When to Prune Wisteria Wisteria should be pruned in early spring when there are no frosts. The reason for pruning your climbers is to encourage flowering. You will need some garden snips or secateurs. TRANSCRIPTHi, I’m Andi from Ashridge Nurseries. It's early spring and we&rsqu...

Pruning a Clematis (Video)
Julian Bosdari 11 Mar 2021

How and When to Prune Your Clematis Climbing Plants It's best to prune your Clematis in springtime when you can see new growth. You will need some nice sharp gardening snips or secateurs. TRANSCRIPTHi, I’m Andi from Ashridge Nurseries. It's a lovely spring day and I've got this Clemati...

Planting Clematis - A Step-by-Step Guide
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to Plant Clematis These instructions apply to all our clematis. They will grow practically anywhere if you remember five things: preparation, depth, water, temperature and the first prune. Preparation Take out a good sized hole: at least twice the width of the pot it came in, and...

Growing Clematis in Pots & Containers
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to Grow Clematis in Pots and Containers  Growing clematis in containers is sometimes essential, whether on terraces, patios, balconies, and so on, or where poor drainage or a high water table makes the soil unsuitable. Clematis demand good drainage, so they are happy in pots, but they w...

How to prune Clematis
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to Prune Clematis  Pruning clematis is easy when you know how. All the clematis we sell will need pruning to some extent. Excluding herbaceous clematis, there are three pruning groups. To keep this as uncomplicated as possible, we have written a separate page for each group: Prunin...

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...

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