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barb
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:26 am    Post subject: untying clematis ! Reply with quote

Seems a silly question but dont want to risk killing my new clematis!
I have recently planted it out and am not sure as to when you release it from all the cane and ties the garden center put on them.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you planted the Clematis I presume you secured it to a Trellis or Wire Strands to keep it erect,if not I'd advise to do so straight away,if you have already done that you can remove the stapled plastic which is usually tacked to the Cane cutting it with a Sissors being careful not to damage the Plant,
The Cane actually helps to keep the bottom of the Plant intact so I would not worry about that,If you are securing the Plant instead of using Twine {which can damage the fragile entrails of the Plant} any Garden Centre will have a soft Wire covered with Rubber which easily bends to any shape and can be cut to any length and is reusable,one other suggestion,the Clematis loves the Sun but the Base does not so build a small mound of stones around the Base just to keep the direct Sunlight of it. Happy Gardening.

Dave.
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barb
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Dave
Yes its planted in front of a trellis and I have a piece of slate shading the roots.
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barb
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

plant it a few inches lower than the soil surface, and mulch it well. If it's only just gone in, and you didn't do that, remedy it quick! They like their feet deep and moist. If it's too high, you also risk clematis wilt disease. Slate or stones on top after is a good idea.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem Barb,glad to be of help.
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