Top Clematis Hints
- Clematis need their roots kept cool, so top-dress the pot with a layer of pebbles, plant low-growing plants like summer bedding in the same container, or position other planted containers on the sunward side.
- Containers dries out quickly, Water these most days between April and October, keeping an eye on moisture levels during dry spells at other times of the year, for as long as they stay in the pot.
- Choose a pot at least 45cm (18in) deep and wide, and use a soil-based potting compost such as John Innes No. 2
- Avoid planting near wall or fences as they tend to be dry, position around 30cm (1ft) away, or site in a more open spot