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Nettle tea for clematis?

Hi

would my homemade nettle brew fertiliser be ok for spring use in clematis? Or has it got too much nitrogen. I'd say my nettle tea is quite a strong batch!

thanks in anticipation for your advice

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,583

    It is mostly nitrogen so save it for leafy plants.  Clematis need food to encourage flowers too so comfrey tea would be better.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • I have comfreybtea too but assumed you'd save it till it was about to flower. Should I use it now or something else whilst the clematis are just putting in growth?

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,583

    Now and later.  It encourages flower production.

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

  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,547

    You can always dilute it image

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