Clematis through a shrub?
Some advice please. I have a large Chimonanthes Praecox which, at this time of year, is a great joy but for the rest of the year it is very dull and not very interesting at all. I am thinking of planting a climber, perhaps a summer flowering clematis to give it a second season of interest but under no circumstances would I want any harm to come to the wintersweet. Has any one else done this? What success did you have. What sort of climber would you reccomend? If you have room for it and don't mind the dull green leaves for most of the year I would thoroughly reccommend Chimonanthes. On still sunny days it scents the air for many yards and one or two twigs in the house brought into the house......delicious. It grows very easily from seed.