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grannysyb Fri 03-Aug-18 19:32:47

This is my clematis flammula which has an amazing scent.

shysal Fri 03-Aug-18 19:51:05

How wonderful! I have no success with Clematis despite doing all the recommended things. envy

J52 Fri 03-Aug-18 19:58:25

Wow! 😮 That’s some clematis. Enjoy it.

grannysyb Fri 03-Aug-18 21:22:40

Shysal, this clematis didn't like the the first two places I planted it. Always worth moving plants if they don't settle.

Cherrytree59 Fri 03-Aug-18 21:57:28

Wow its beautiful.
Especially as it scented.
What direction is it facing grannysyb ?

PECS Fri 03-Aug-18 22:51:35

looks it evergreen? My two Montana failed this year after smothering the back fence. When I clambered to the back of the bed to cut down the dead wood had started to regrowsmile but the other is dead. I want to replace but thought I'd try an evergreen variety.

travelsafar Sat 04-Aug-18 07:28:44

I have a clematis which flowers in May early June. It is then just leaves till they drop in the autumn then it is just a mass of twisted woody stems. I think i need to chop it down but am not sure how much and when to do it.Sorry i dont know the name of it.It isnt perfumed but it has masses of pink flowers. Anyone got any info on what to do??

OldMeg Sat 04-Aug-18 07:34:19

I chop mine down in late February or early March depending on the weather, to about 2-3’.

OldMeg Sat 04-Aug-18 07:36:13

Actually that sounds like Montana travelsafar - I never prune my Montana I just let it ramble.

PECS Sat 04-Aug-18 08:17:35

I had let these ramble. They are / were 5 yrs old. I tidied a bit in autumn but not a prune.

travelsafar Sat 04-Aug-18 10:37:32

Thanks for the replies. I will leave alone.Actually we have a bird box buried in there somewhere and we had blue tits nesting this year so best I leave alone me thinks it provided good cover for the birds.