Removing mature Clematis and Rose for drought-tolerant plants
I am still considering removing a mature climbing rose (Westerland) and 3 mature Clematis next to it (Venosa Violacea, Polish Spirit, and Minute) to make room for a drought-tolerant garden at one end of our yard.
I have no trouble moving the other plants growing in front of them, but I am agonizing over these.
With the other plants gone, there will be much more space in front of Westerland give it more water and food, both of which it lacked this year. Two of the Clematis grow together in the same hole and are beautiful when in bloom. The other one is also beautiful but is somewhat hidden in the corner; I could try to find another spot for it in the yard.
If I decide to not keep them, I will give them away.
I don't want to regret making that decision. I could use some guidance, or maybe some counseling, LOL.....