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New Clematis : what do I do to it next.?

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  1. SianA

    SianA Apprentice Gardener

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    Hello! My new clematis is in a pot in a south facing garden and was doing well and flowering. This is it now in the photo. Has something gone wrong?!
     

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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Nothing gone wrong its just finished flowering.:smile:
    They do that I'm afraid.
     
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    SianA Apprentice Gardener

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    Thanks! Do I snip the heads off?
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    You can cut the dead heads off if you want to, but I doubt it will flower again until next year.

    A lot depends on what variety it is, and others on here are much more able to give better advice than I am.
    Hope one comes along soon.:smile:
     
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      SianA Apprentice Gardener

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      Clematis Josephine. Thanks
       
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      Hi,

      Some varieties are known for their attractive seed heads /tassles, but its more down to the individuals choice as to which looks better.

      If you cut the seed heads off, it may give you a few more flowers before winter.

      Josephine is a group2 so follow these instructions for pruning -
      Clematis pruning: group two
       
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      I've discovered that dead-heading them, if you've got the patience, does encourage another flush of flowers. A feed and a good soak helps too....
       
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        Will sead head tomorrow thanks!
         
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