wet area and clematis
I have an area I would like to put 2 clematis in to climb around a fence. The only thing holding me back from planting is the fact that the soil in this area tends to be wet. It is near a creek (15ft away) and about 10 feet from the edge of a swampy area. The water level in the creek is about 8-12in below the soil level where I want to plant. I am more than willing to build a raised bed (up to a foot high)and ammend the soil with sand and peat just so I can get these clems in, but if it is going to rot the roots I will see if I can find somewhere else to put them. The location gets around 6 hours of sun each day (10am-4pm.)
This this a lost cause? Any advice or ideas?