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Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom'

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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barbaramatthews

My lovely clematis has gone walkabout into three other gardens, and I have very little to show for it?! Please advise @mikethegardener @richard.spicer.7906 @justin or ANYONE! as I am hoping to retrieve it once it's stopped flowering! How viscous can I be in terms of cutting it back to my side? (My neighbours will prob be unhappy too!) 😬😜

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justin

From what I've read Armandii don't like being pruned really hard and you may risk losing it but as always should be done after flowering. Any chance you can retrain new growth over the older stems your side to make it work that way?

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barbaramatthews

Could try but all the growth is on top of fence. Maybe I could pull some bits down and plant stems with shoots on. Maybe they will re-shoot that way. I only have a dozen flowers my side!😢 Thanks @justin as ever!

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pattygardd

It's good to share,but their is a limit !!

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mikethegardener

@barbaramatthews @justin hi Barbara, Justin is right, pruning should be done immediately after flowering in spring. However, from my own personal experience, I have cut back Clematis armandii quite hard and have been able to re-train the new growth in to the required location. The secret is waiting for flowering to finish, cutting back to a node (the nobbly bits) and then feeding and watering well after. Good luck!!

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barbaramatthews

Many thanks @mikethegardener Common sense tells me this is way to go, but serious lack of confidence due to mass murder of some shrubs last year has made me doubt myself! 😂

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barbaramatthews

So ..... while I was away ⛷ this happened!

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daisy-jane

Beautiful Barbara it's lovely arriving back home to gorgeous blooms in the garden 😘👍

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rachelbrooks

Beautiful 👌🏼

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daffodilsmile

Love the colour of this!

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barbaramatthews

My armandii "throwing shapes"! 😀

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juliesgarden

Fab photo 👏👏

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pelly

Fantastic. 😊😊

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jan06

Great pic Barbara👍😊

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justin

Love a good Armandii... Just planted a lovely scented one here and hoping it's going to take off like the last one did

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barbaramatthews

Yes I saw your purchases! Your garden is going to be gorgeous by the time you have finished! X

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