Step 2: Dig more.

I moved the Clematis jackmanii and a Passiflora incarnata, and hard pruned the Clematis. Luck was with me as I pruned the Clematis, as I can never keep pruning groups straight but Jackmanii is in the group (3) that should receive a hard pruning in early spring.

roots

I excavated the site a further three inches before I determined that 9 inches deep might have to do. Continue reading