The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Cumbria, United Kingdom Gb

My clematis has been beautifull this year and well admired, but is now hanging from the wall with all the dead flowers, do I cut this back for next year ?

On plant This was taken a couple of years ago, it is much bigger now, but I don,t know what type it is. regards Ann




1st Prune mid- to late spring, after flowering and once the risk of frost has passed or for other types of clematis prune in febuary or when the first flush of flowers have died off. happy to help :)

10 Jul, 2014


Many thanks, a job for tomorrow, regards Ann

10 Jul, 2014


Can you remember the name of the Clematis, as that would help in saying exactly when and how to prune it? Personally, I never dead head any of our clematis as I rather like the seed heads which form after the flowers have finished.

10 Jul, 2014


I agree its important to know which Clematis you have so that you prune at the right time. There are 3 main types of pruning groups and with Group 1 no essential pruning required, these types of clematis flower on last seasons growth so low maintenance. My Montana Broughton Star has just finished flowering and is Group 1 and I never prune it.(thats not to say you carnt though!)

10 Jul, 2014


Thanks for your replies, i have put a picture on now, as i do not know what type of clematis this is, that was taken a couple of years ago and is much bigger and thicker now, Does anyone know the name? Thanks.

12 Jul, 2014

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?