The Clematis Paniculata should be used on a post or pillar. It dies down to the ground each year although sometimes a shoot will remain green through the Winter. Once started it grows rapidly and provides a good green; the climax of the vine is in late August, a time when climaxes are rare in the garden, and the afterbloom is attractive in its light, feathery sprays that are agitated by the slightest air and tremble like gossamers. Another Clematis that is good to train on the fence is Jackmanni; with a large purple blossom. It is a little hard to establish but it is no trouble afterwards. Plant this by the white fence of the flower garden, or so that it may be trained up one of the posts.