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Tangling problem

Posted by gardenfanatic MO zone5 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 27, 10 at 19:22

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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RE: Tangling problem

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

RE: Tangling problem

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.

They ARE tangled

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.

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