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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.

Cheers.

 

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  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

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

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,581

    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.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Oh - mine are in bud and I'm late to feed - will this harm?

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,581

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

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Feed all mine with Tomato liquid I have over 80 different one's & still collecting more

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,581

    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.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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