The clematis, which grows on the North wall of the house looks beautiful in summer with its delicate pale flowers.
Recently, however, with all its foliage having died back it was looking very sorry for itself.
So it was time to prune it back ready for new growth to start in spring.
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.
So now it’s ready for new growth when spring comes. Whenever that may be.
Graham, Garden volunteer