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Kaline538Kaline538 Posts: 22
I’ve had my clematis for 2 years but it’s a bit thin what can I do to thicken it up


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    edited April 2020
    If it's the montana type, then wait until it has flowered and prune the new growth which will appear back a little to just above a pair of leaves. Two new shoots will form from there and those will flower next year, so train those in as they grow this year.  They normally get going much more strongly after a couple of years so it may surprise you with the amount of new growth this year, in any case.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Kaline538Kaline538 Posts: 22
    Thank you,,, I believe it is and it’s full of buds so I’ll follow your advice 😁
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,214
    As @BobTheGardener says - they can take a couple of years to get going, then stand back  ;)
    If it was a tiny plant when you got it, it will take several years. The plants sold in supermarkets, for instance, as really just the previous year's 'cuttings', so they will take a few years.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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