Author(s): EVISON RAYMOND
Few colourful gardens are without a clematis. This highly popular plant group is rewarding, and remarkably easy to grow, being relatively free from pests and diseases. "Making The Most Of clematis" is written by the UK's leading professional clematis grower. Raymond Evison exudes enthusiasm, and provides easy to follow guidance for clematis lovers both new and experienced. His style is readable, and his experience refreshingly honest and practical. The book details more than twice the number of varieties that appeared in the first edition. The chapters give advice and information about all aspects of cultivation - choosing plants, suitable planting sites, clematis for the conservatory and for containers, companion planting, training, pruning and propagation. An easy to use, and expanded Glossary provides details on over 230 varieties.
An introduction to clematis; choice of site and soil preparation; planting and initial training; clematis in containers; pruning techniques; clematis as cut flowers; growing clematis through trees and shrubs; using clematis as ground cover; on walls, fences and roses; propagation; pests and diseases.