Feeding Clematis

Afternoon all

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.




  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    Blood, Fish and Bone now, and then tomato feed when growing strongly.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,673

    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.

    The Vendée, France
  • Oh - mine are in bud and I'm late to feed - will this harm?

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,673

    I feed mine in early spring and then again at intervals till they flower.  Never had problems with bud drop.

    The Vendée, France
  • Feed all mine with Tomato liquid I have over 80 different one's & still collecting more

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,673

    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.

    The Vendée, France
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