I planted a clematis yesterday, and was subsequently told I should plant it deep. So, I dug it up and carefully replanted it, about 6 inches deep at the deepest end (it's on a slight tilt so as to direct the plant to the trellis.) I should have consulted here first before doing all this work because now I've read that deep planting is a myth! In other words, there is no advantage and possibly disadvantages. So, do I have to do more exercise, not to mention bother that poor vine again? I may have to partly dig it up anyway since I have to determine if the part I buried was 'ripe' - good grief, what does that mean - woody part only? No leaves thereon? Also, other advice is to amend planting holes, etc. etc., but I recall from my maiden planting projects last year that that is no longer recommended, at least for shrubs and trees. That said, now I read that drainage is important and that I should have added gravel at the bottom (LOL, where I live, no need to add gravel, rocks and small stones grow naturally in Nova Scotia soil, particularly Halifax, although the soil is otherwise pretty heavy.) The vine is about 2 years old (I paid more for a more established plant in a bigger pot). It is going to be a large-flowered species but other than that, the none-too-helpful President's choice label gave the cultivar solely as "Clematis." It had a couple of white blooms on it which disappeared about 2 weeks ago. I haven't a clue what type of pruning group it belongs to, so I don't know if I should prune back the vine or how much. Alas, there are too many how-to-do-it theories out there, how do I select the truth from the follies? Meanwhile any advice is much appreciated.