maddieamos Posts: 6
As you can see from the photo my clematis is just a woody stem with all the growth and flowers (it’s currently in bud) on the other side of our fence. Can I chop it right down and if so to what height and when?
Click on the icon which looks like a postcard of a mountain
I'd cut the top off after it flowers and try to untangle those main stems and try to get them spread out more. They're very forgiving and it'll bounce back in no time. You might lost flowers next Spring but it'll be in better shape .
Your choice of course, but it's not necessary to cut it right down.
I'd remove those ties, if it is, and remove the cane as well, as it's not doing anything
I'd be slightly worried about the support it's growing on too. It's not going to last a long time [the split bamboo stuff will rot] but the uprights don't look very substantial. Montanas get very heavy.
It might be worth getting some sturdier posts in there.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...