Clematis 101 Easy Care Guide | Clematis is one of the most-loved garden vines yet it's not always easy to know when to prune your vines or leave them alone. This will help you determine which type of clematis vine you have and when it's best to trim it back, and when you should leave it alone.
Tips on growing clematis--did you know they can't climb wooden trellises? They don't twine; they wrap, so any support thicker than 1/2 inch won't work. Use twine or trellis netting to give the illusion of climbing on your wooden trellis.
Build a Fence Trellis: To maximize small space, train beans on fence-mounted trellises. Cut a 5- x 10-foot piece of rigid 1/4-inch wire mesh. Attach four wood blocks to the fence (one for each corner of mesh), screw a hook into each block, and fit the mesh over the hooks.