I have couple of Clematis plants. I planted them three years ago on a mound.
I think the soil is very hard below and the mound is always dry.
Can I dig below and remove the soil and drop the plant to ground level? Is
there any other way to replace that soil below without yanking the plant?
I think that you will damage the roots using the procedure that you
describe, do a web search (google) for Clematis and you will probably find
more information that you ever thought existed on that plant.
If it was mine....i would have on hand >>
1. compost of some type/ or manure
2. soil amendments & organic fertilizer
3. post hole digger & wheel barrow
I would simply start digging as many holes close to & around
the area as you are willing to do. I'd go down 18 to 24 inches &
fill- in with the Compost.
Add the admendments & fertilizer only in the top few inches. water in.
Top off with 6 inches of mulch. ( carry off the soil from the holes to
see www.dirtdoctor.com & join Discussion Group ... others can offer
their two cents.
take before & after pictures... hope it really gets growing for you!
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