Garden Gallery - Gardening Forums

Clematis 8 May

Show off your gardening photographs in our Garden Gallery of beautiful plants, stunning landscapes, garden pictures, and wildlife visitors.

Re: Clematis 8 May

Postby B_BQ » May 17, 2012 3:01 pm

Hi Trish:

DH puts some clematis fertilizer on each spring, just as the new growth is starting.

I tend to cram in more than one clemmie in a limited space, and on that particular obelisk there are three, including the gorgeous 'Sweet Autumn' and 'Dr. Ruppel'.

I don't add compost. I do mulch the beds and the mulch decomposes naturally over a couple of years or so, so I reckon that's enough compost! lol I also give them the odd shot of soluble Miracle Gro during the course of the growing season.

Clemmies this year are doing well in my garden and there are now several with lots of blooms, i.e. Nelly Moser, Multi Blue, and others. Must have been that warm March.

~BBQ
Zone 5b
South/Central Ontario

Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day
~ Author Unknown
User avatar
B_BQ
 
Posts: 6854
Joined: Nov 14, 2006 1:59 pm
Location: Bay of Quinte, SE Ontario Zone 5a/b

Re: Clematis 8 May

Postby conniepr » May 18, 2012 12:00 am

My clematis are barely a foot off the ground yet, but it's coming!
User avatar
conniepr
 
Posts: 250
Joined: Jul 09, 2010 8:52 am
Location: Zone 3

Re: Clematis 8 May

Postby A Closet Canuck » May 18, 2012 7:56 am

Thanks, BBQ. I did not know there was a fertilizer formulated for clematis; I learn so much from the list members! It sounds like your clemmies do wonderfully well with it and will check it out.
Trish in Iowa -- -- ..zone 5b or 6a
.
------When your feet hit the floor each morning,
---------be the kind of woman about whom

---------the devil says, "[/code]Oh no! She's up!"
User avatar
A Closet Canuck
 
Posts: 1520
Joined: Nov 16, 2006 12:24 am
Location: Iowa - Zone 6

Re: Clematis 8 May

Postby Smitty » May 18, 2012 8:56 am

beautiful BBQ!!!! I cut my bluebird way back last fall so it isn't blooming yet but Willy is and Jan Lindmark will be soon
""Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain."
Smitty BBS :-)
User avatar
Smitty
 
Posts: 5299
Joined: Jun 11, 2008 2:07 pm
Location: manitoba zone3

Re: Clematis 8 May

Postby B_BQ » May 18, 2012 10:20 am

This is the clematis/vine food that we use.
~BBQ
IMG_2447.jpeg
Zone 5b
South/Central Ontario

Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day
~ Author Unknown
User avatar
B_BQ
 
Posts: 6854
Joined: Nov 14, 2006 1:59 pm
Location: Bay of Quinte, SE Ontario Zone 5a/b

Re: Clematis 8 May

Postby A Closet Canuck » May 18, 2012 11:56 pm

Thanks, BBQ. I definitely need a product that doesn't lower the pH (yours says it doesn't affect the "sweetness" which is the same thing). Will see if I can find it.
Trish in Iowa -- -- ..zone 5b or 6a
.
------When your feet hit the floor each morning,
---------be the kind of woman about whom

---------the devil says, "[/code]Oh no! She's up!"
User avatar
A Closet Canuck
 
Posts: 1520
Joined: Nov 16, 2006 12:24 am
Location: Iowa - Zone 6

Previous

Return to Garden Gallery

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

Follow Style At Home Online

Facebook Activity

Contests

Latest Contests

more contests