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Hi guys please see attached picture. Do i need to cut back my clematis, it seems very woody//gappy.

Im going to plant it into the bed to grow up the fence.



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,874
    I think your clematis is a honeysuckle
  • could be! not sure.. thought it was a clematis haha.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,874
    I'm pretty sure it's a honeysuckle, and by the way, it looks fine. 
  • ok so can i just pot in up in the flower bed and get it training up the fence?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,874
    I'd say yes, it'll be a lot happier in the ground.
    Prepare the hole with added garden compost if the soil is a bit needy,and give a feed with something like fish/blood/bone and water it in well.
  • I would just add,get something for it to climb other than through the fence.Mine got a few tendrils through and managed to split the fencing.It just needs keeping an eye on!make it do what you want not what it wants!😁
    The whole truth is an instrument that can only be played by an expert.
  • SeniorSamSeniorSam Posts: 25
    Some fine galvanised wire across the fence would help it to spread and have something to latch on to.
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