Plant of the Month: Clematis cirrhosa ‘Freckles’
This vigorous evergreen climber is a really good ‘doer’ in a garden. An excellent plant for disguising an ugly fence or wall, it’s also obliging enough to flower at a time of year when there’s not much else to see in the garden.
Being slightly tender, it will require a sheltered spot, ideally with a bit of dappled shade. As with all Clematis, it likes to have at least its roots in the shade. Straight after flowering remove dead or damaged wood and shorten straggly growth. A large Mahonia would make a great host partner for this lovely plant.