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Clematis Jingle bells

I have just bought a jingle bells. Plan was to plant against an East facing fence. Now reading up on it it is recommended for South/West facing aspect. Will it be ok in my South facing garden on an East facing fence? Want to get it right as been after getting a winter flowerer for a while. Thanks

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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 6,010
    Hello @Sarahsiv,  I think that will be fine, south facing gardens get most of the sunshine so it doesn't make much difference whether it's on an east or west facing fence.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,156
    It's more about shelter, than massive amounts of sun.
    An exposed east facing site will do no favours, but one that's well sheltered from wind and rain [if that's where your prevailing weather comes from]  is a different matter. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,780
    I agree and it grows in sheltered (by trees to N & W) partial shade without issue here.  I also have one (from a layered cutting) in a south-facing suntrap and it can get a bit out of hand there if I let it, but is well behaved in the shaded position.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks folks. Will have to give it some thought!
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