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I live in the Isle of Wight and my clematis are not just budding, they are full on leafing - can I still prune in the same way or will this damage the plant?



  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,582
    I have clematis that blooms twice, in Spring and late Summer. When do I prune these and to how low please?
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • duckduck Posts: 1
    I have 2 varieties of montana clematis. In summer they covered the top of the fence with virtually no foliage below. Should I prune them, and if so, when and how please?
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,582
    How do I prune my clematis that blooms twice in the year, double flowers in spring and singles in late summer - autumn?
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hi, duck in reply to your Q i would not prune your montana Clematis. What i would do is grow another clematis,up through the montana.I grow C. tangutica'Bill Mackenzie up one of mine and they look good, it flowers early summer to mid-autumn.Bill Meackenzie his a group 3 Clematis which i prune in the next week our two depending on the weather.

    I hope this will help you.

    Good Luck and Happy Gardening

    Tazman alun
  • Hi Lyn it would be of help if you no there names,are the large flowing Clematis,do the flower on a new seasons growth,or on last years growth.

    Good Luck And Happy Gardening

    Tazman Alun.
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