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I have 3 or 4 clematis plants crawling over my pagoda at the bottom of my garden. I have a north facing garden and was just wondering if there's anything I could give them to help them along this spring/summer!
Any help appreciated.
Blood, Fish and Bone now, and then tomato feed when growing strongly.
That would do but if they're a bit feeble I'd also give them a liquid feed now as a tonic. You can also buy specialist clematis feed. i've just been out doing some of mine and will get to the rest in the next coupple of days.
Dont feed whilst they are in bud, always feed prior, this is the best time
Oh - mine are in bud and I'm late to feed - will this harm?
Sometimes if you feed whilst in bud it has been known for the plant to drop its buds, clematis feed from march onwards until good buds
I feed mine in early spring and then again at intervals till they flower. Never had problems with bud drop.
Feed all mine with Tomato liquid I have over 80 different one's & still collecting more
Pete - I have between 40 and 50 depending on how many come through this winter. Until I found the clematis food on sale here recently I'd always fed mine with BF&B or pelleted chicken manure and liquid tonics of rose or tomato food. Works well for me.