Clematis "Dr. Ruppel"
Last Spring I planted a Clematis ???Dr Ruppel???. I have patiently waited for the flowers to appear and finally a flower has just opened. Should it have taken so long to come into flower please? I believe it is Prune Code 2, so can also tell me when is the best time to prune it please? I have provided it with a trellis to climb up and positioned it facing West. I have shaded the roots and watered it during dry spells and also fed it periodically. I have been teasing the shoots through the trellis and done all I can to care for it. Am I looking after it correctly? I have a PH soil of 6.5 ??? 7.0, is this satisfactory? Thank You