As the days begin to shorten and wafts of bonfire smoke ‘tingle’ the nostrils, it is just time to cast a glance round the garden and the dying hedgerows for…
They are fully to half hardy. They will require a rich soil that is kept moist, but it is well drained. They should be grown in full sun, but the roots will require shade and protection from too much heat.
You can propagate the cultivars in the early summer by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings or layering.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Aphids, mildew and clematis wilt may cause problems.