Training a clematis
Hi all. I have a couple of new winter flowering clematis plants which are destined to climb up a cane and then cover a length of horizontal trellis on top of a fence. They are very small at the moment and obviously need help to reach the trellis. I don't want them fanned out on the fence, just straight up and then spread over the trellis. My question is do I encourage them to wind their stems round the cane so the cane will eventually be entwined permanently or do I tie them in as they grow but keep them growing straight up one side of the cane so that the cane can be removed or replaced in later years?