Clematis jouiniana gets a hair cut

The clematis, which grows on the North wall of the house looks beautiful in summer with its delicate pale flowers.

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Recently, however, with all its foliage having died back it was looking very sorry for itself.

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So it was time to prune it back ready for new growth to start in spring.

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Most of the growth occurs at the top of the pand and the foliage cascades down the plant. It’s a relatively easy job to prune from the top. I took about a day to get all the plants along the North wall pruned and tidied up.

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So now it’s ready for new growth when spring comes.  Whenever that may be.

Graham, Garden volunteer

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