Clematis Cirrhosa not flowering
My Clematis Cirrhosa is about two years old (I think). It could possibly be one and a half years old. I had earnestly hoped that it would flower for me this winter, but it hasn't. It is starting to make spring growth about now. I have this week pruned it by cutting just four of its dozen or so woody stems down to about 60cm from the ground, because I am hoping it will thus fill out a bit all up the trellis itself, rather than doing as it is doing,- foliaging almost entirely at the top only.
Please can anyone tell me how to get this precious and beloved plant to flower for me? I'd be really so grateful. Best wishes (and big "Hello") from new member, JONATHAN. I garden with a very severe disability.
- 11 Mar, 2009