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Trellising for Cuts

Posted by crowspice z4B IL (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 12, 08 at 23:58

I want to grow clematis for cut-flower use. I have seen a few pictures of cut-flower trellising at Chalk Hill.
They appear to encircle a pole with a wire trellis that makes the clematis grow upwards in a totem fashion.
I assume this is so the tips will eventually flail outwards (be unrestrained) and cut easily. But I am only trying to piece the puzzle together and could be mistaken.
Does anyone have any insights as to the trellis-wrapped pole and why this is a preferred method for cuts? Or any other helpful tips for cut-flower clematis specifically?

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RE: Trellising for Cuts

You are beyond my knowledge; sounds like a great idea but I am not familiar with the concept. Someone here most likely is aware and can comment.I would love to see a pic when you get the trellis-wrapped pole ready for cuts. Let us see what it looks like-most of us are only learning here...thanks. --dazi

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