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Overgrown Montana Clematis



  • prob cut right back maybe thing grow like mad,think montana grows fast

  • CharleyDCharleyD Posts: 440

    Oooh, lovely garden!  Is that a hosta plant and what is the orange flowering plant?  It all looks so beautiful. 

  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 1,290

    CharleyD, yes its a Hosta, but not sure which type. The orange plant is an Azalea. No idea what variety though as it was here when we moved in. Theres also a red one to its left, and a short variety in front. They all flower very well each summer. Im on clay acidic soil so they grow well, along with the Rhododendrons...




  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,133

    And the acer LF image

    Yes chick- there's room for several on the never ending new fence! image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Hi boys & girls. I've started pruning 'the beast'.

    Here's a couple of pictures................I like pictures!!




     Will continue pruning in due course............

  • I had a lovely clematis montana pruned it right back a couple of years back never flowered since 

  • I seemed to have killed my clematis montana by pruning it 

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,133

    That might not be down to the pruning Annabel. They're very tough plants and hard to kill. 

    Has it grown and only produced foliage, or has it not grown at all? If they're hard pruned, it can take a while for them to rejuvenate and start flowering properly.  

    Did you feed and water it well after pruning? What else is round it? 

    Any further info you can offer will help with advice on how to get it flowering again image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • MayLaneMayLane Posts: 203

    How would you keep flowers on the lower half?  I planted two last year on a front garden fence but wasn't sure whether to replace with fire thorn. 

  • pru5pru5 Posts: 2

    My montana is well over twenty years old and has only ever been trimmed to keep it tidy. This year it has been as beautiful as ever but seems to have stopped growing. I usually get asked for cuttings but have been unable to find growth enough to oblige. Has my beauty come to the end of it's life or would cutting it right back stimulate new life? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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