I have a number of evergreen clematis, all flower in winter so you get foliage and flowers when much of the garden is still asleep
Bought in 2011 as an offer from a gardening magazine this plant is obviously happy where I planted it. It has been a mass of flowers since before Christmas and will hopefully continue into March, followed by attractive seed heads. The blackbirds nest in it in spring and today the sun is out so are the honey bees and they are are all over the flowers collecting nectar.
This one is on the pergola, planted in 2012 and growing well. Another evergreen Clematis cirrhosa, Wisley Cream. It has an AGM award for being easy to grow and is covering the posts really well.
The Freckles has almost finished flowering now but has put on a really good show and will be followed by the seed heads.
This group of Clematis are easy to care for as in theory require no pruning.
However the “Freckles” was getting very straggly and untidy looking, so in autumn I cut it back quite hard, but have been rewarded with a lovely show of flowers and a more compact plant.