White Large-Flowered Clematis
I've finally got a large-flowered Clematis growing. I must have gained semi-elite gardener status, acquiring a proper Clematis - after all these years of making do with the rampant, common Clematis Montana... A chance trip to a nursery that was closing down and voila!
Climbing An Orchard Rose Arch
The clematis in question cannot be named, but it has grown jolly decently, climbing up one of the orchard rose arches - without me ever checking or pruning it. In fact I forgot all about it. Hmm... I was lucky to notice its first flowering in the spring of 2009.
Large White Clematis
Will it bloom again? Hopefully! I remember paying about five dollars for it. And then I bought a second hand book called 'A Guide to Clematis' which is serious and unfortunately rather scary. It tells me that care during the first two years 'guarantees the growth of a fine plant'. Aargh!
Read the Clematis Book...
So do I prune it? Pinch out its growing tips? When do I do things to it? Eek! I'd better stop panicking and read the jolly book...