Have I killed my clematis Montana?
I cut back my clematis Montana yesterday after the last flowers began to die back. I checked for birds nests before cutting back. It has been there before we purchased the house 2 years ago and puts on a wonderful display of flowers but had grown to around 25ft tall, growing up neighbours property’s trees, 6ft across the fence and around 3ft out into my garden. Underneath this years growth was just dead ‘birds nest’ type wood and it was very untidy looking. I took advise to cut it ‘right down’ so that it will shoot for next year but I’m really worried looking at it that it’s now had it. Since hard pruning I have given it a feed and watered it but can anyone advise how often I should do this to give it a good chance? Thanks