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Clematis - summer flowering

Hi, I've just planted some summer flowering cel it and they're running away with themselves. Should I pinch out the top as you would do with fuschias? I understand the pruning groups but not sure and can't find the answer online as to wether I can / should pinch out for a bushier plant. Hope you can help - thanks flora 

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  • Flora rosaFlora rosa Posts: 262

    Cel it !! Sorry, don't know where that came from .... Clematis it should read lol 

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,225

    No.  Let them grow but keep tying in the stems a horizontally or diagonally as you can to increase flower power.   Make sure you feed them with some slow release clematis food and give occasional liquid tonics of rose or tomato food and they will amply reward you.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Flora rosaFlora rosa Posts: 262

    Great thanks obelixx, will do. Ive been training up an obelisk (ha) and they've almost reached the top! Will undo and twine around the legs instead image. Enjoy the sun 

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