If your montana Clematis have finished flowering now is the time to carry out any pruning.
The early flowering Clematis, which include montanas, alpinas and macropetalas, all flower on old growth so can be left uncut unless they need tidying or untangling from their surroundings.
Cutting off tips – just above leaf shoots, as pictured – is worth doing as it will encourage bushier regrowth.
Gardening advice by Catherine McMillan
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