Clematis are climbers that are becoming more popular recently, if treated right they will provide you with a spectacular show of colour. Clematis vines prefer a sunny position, with at least six hours of sun) and like the soil to remain cool. To accomplish this a ground cover may be planted around the base of the plant. A layer of mulch is also beneficial to help keep the roots cool. Suitable for container planting although as they have a deep root sytem, a good deep pot if required.