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Clematis 125mm plug plants

chembluechemblue Posts: 39
Hi. Hope you are well and keeping safe 

Rather than cure I am now looking at prevention. I have received my six clematis plug plants from Thompson and Morgan. Can you please advise as to what I should do next.  Look forward to receiving your advice 


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,599
    I would plant them in compost each in a separate pot and keep them somewhere sheltered and safe where you can water them regularly until they are bigger. They will be food for slugs if you plant them in the garden while they are so small. The clematis that you buy in garden centres are usually 2 - 3 years old.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    2 or 3 litre 'deep rose pots' which are about twice as high as wide are the best type for growing-on young clematis, i've found.  They really appreciate the extra depth.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • chembluechemblue Posts: 39
    Thank you Bob. I have the pots do I use stones in the bottom and multi purpose compost or should I use John Innes or something you may recommend. Also should I put perlite on the top. Anything you can advise would be much appreciated. 
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