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Planting Clematis on a Fence or Trellis

Clematis need something to climb on. Sweet pea netting or plastic mesh work well.


Carefully but securely attach vine to cane.


Back fill with good quality top soil mixed with a handful of bone meal (if your soil has a high clay content add peat moss).


The top of the root ball should be at least 6" (15cm) below ground level.


A layer of good top soil (if soil has a high clay content add peat moss).


Place 6" (15cm.) of well rotted manure mixed with good top soil or compost.


Where practical it is a good idea to plant a small shrub to shade the roots of your clematis.


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