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Clematis Care

Once clematis are established they take very little effort to keep them in good condition. Aside from pruning, a good mulch of well-rotted manure in spring will look after them most of the time.

A more detailed calendar of activity for clematis care follows below.

Pruning will encourage healthier growth and more flowers. Click on 'Pruning Clematis' from the left-hand menu.

The best is a mulch of well-rotted compost 50cm (20in) or so around the base of the plant. Where you have no compost, dig a good couple of handfuls of bonemeal into the top soil around the plant.

Name: Hope
Date posted: June 01, 2011 - 07:36 pm
Message: I have a white clematis with lovely big flowers but some insect? also enjoys them - any advice?

Name: Nelly
Date posted: September 30, 2010 - 06:40 pm
Message: I got my first clemates this early summer. We live in Alaska and was wondering if anybody could tell me how to keep it over the winter. I have the clemates in a big pot. We already had frost and is in the 30's right now.