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Clematis wilt?

ShutterflyShutterfly Posts: 24

As I mentioned in an earlier thread, I am a gardening novice. Can u tell me whether these plants are suffering from clematis wilt or am I just being overly cautious?These were ordered online and came like this.

Plant 1

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q59/D-Dockings/Mobile%20Uploads/20140526_153401_zps974f5eec.jpg

 

Plant 2

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q59/D-Dockings/Mobile%20Uploads/20140526_153425_zps875e41ef.jpg

 

Full view of plant 2

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q59/D-Dockings/Mobile%20Uploads/20140526_153435_zps7c7fa7c7.jpg

 

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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,007

    They look fine to me but desperately in need of a good drink and a feed and then planting in a well prepared hole with a support to cling to.

    See this thread for planting advice - http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/planting-clematis/347298.html

     

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • ShutterflyShutterfly Posts: 24

    I gave them a drink yesterday when I got them and watered them loads late this morning. About 30 minutes ago I planted them per the in the instructions in that thread (which, incidentally, I bookmarked days ago lol). I gave them a really good drink right after planting. Hopefully they pick up. 

    Should I be feeding them at this point? If so, I have some tomato feed to hand.

     

     

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,007

    I think a good, regular feed will help them get started.  It can sometimes take a year or so before they really get going as they can be busy extending their root system before they get going with top growth.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • ShutterflyShutterfly Posts: 24

    How often/how much should I feed them at this point? I dont want to harm them by overfeeding whilst they're settling in.

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