South Wales, United Kingdom
Should I have cut some of these new clematis shoots as soon as they started? Last year there were 3 new shoots from each of the 2 clematis plants. This year all of these came through at once - there must have been about 20 new shoots for each plant. Is this normal? The shoots seem to be growing quite slowly compared to last year and so far only one flower has opened and I'm wondering whether the plant has wasted too much energy in growing so many shoots instead of flowers.
- 6 Jun, 2012