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By Railmad

West Midlands, United Kingdom Gb

I have a Clematis Montana which i foolishly grew up a Trellis next to some steps, and not against any structure. It has gone berserk over the last 18 months, Beautiful in flower, but i am afraid it is too big for the Trellis now. What and When would be the best procedure for moving it to a walled area



i have moved a couple of over enthusiastic montanas before and usually when customers have insisted. I cut them both back to about 6' leaving some green on top. I dug out a huge amount of soil with the root ball enclosed within. Then moved it to the new location. The summers when I moved them weren't anywhere near as wet or cool as this one, yet they still survived. But I would always advise moving them when they are dormant. Between end of Nov thru to mid feb. You could ensure you have a plant by taking cuttings. so if you do move it and it doesnt survive you will have a back up that will quickly cover the new area.

7 Aug, 2012

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