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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 Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,552

    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

     

    "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 Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,552

    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.

    "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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