Tangling problem

gardenfanatic(MO zone5b)April 27, 2010

I have 5 clematis, and I always cut them back in February. When they start growing, the leaves latch onto each other and they end up a twisted mess, even though each one has a trellis to grow onto.

When I see pictures on the forum of others' clematis, theirs don't look like a twisted up mess. What's the secret?


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sandyl(Zone 6B -7)

We posted at the same time. I have a mess also. See my post titled I gotta Mess, Sandy

    Bookmark   April 27, 2010 at 7:56PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

No secret, the untangled ones you see are probably just not growing as lush as yours are. When they are growing well they grab on to anything they can and that may not be what you want them to grab.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2010 at 10:02PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

I go out almost daily and encourage them to climb where I want them too. Trust me, these are tangled and I don't care, they are lush and beautiful.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2010 at 11:40AM
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