Pruning Clematis

Since the weather is so mild and the ground firm underfoot, I have been tempted to get ahead in the garden.  Normally I prune my Clematis in February / March however I started today on the Clematis tangutica that winds its way up the cherry tree.  The prunings are attractive so I usually make something with them despite them being rather unruly.  Today I just quickly wound them up into a ring that will look like a straggly nest for the weather-vane.  Tomorrow I will tackle the Clematis ‘Etoile Violette’.

Group 2 Clematis are pruned in February March for more details this is the link to the RHS website