Sorry if this has been asked a million times... How often are you
supposed to feed your clematis plants, and what would the best food
be. So far I have been using 5-9-8 'So-Green' vine & clematis food.
Clematis gurus suggest the intial fertilizing in late February or March when
the vines are pruned and again in June or dose with a liquid fertilizer at
three week intervals during the growing season.
Personally, I fertilize about now (I use an organic rose fertilizer) and
that's it. And I don't necessarily fertilize all my clematis vines. I skip
the very vigorous ones like Sweet Autumn, armandii and the montanas,
otherwise the monsters would overtake and engulf the entire garden. I do
mulch with compost annually, though.
pam - gardengal
I googled for organic rose fertilizer and found mostly references to
various mixes of:
- bone meal
- blood meal
- composted manure (of different types)
Is there a commercial product that you can recommend?
On Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:52:24 GMT, "David J Bockman"
Thanks for your suggestion, but it looks like Espoma products are just
not available in Canada (I live in the Vancouver area). Funny how a
company in 2004 can still happily overlook a ~30 million people
market, not even one hit on their website... I guess that the word
recession means nothing to the organic fertilizer industry. :-) Any
I'm on the Espoma home page right now, http://www.espoma.com , and it
says it's generally available in the eastern US. I didn't know that,
I thought it had a wider distribution. Too bad, it's great stuff!
Ann, Gardening in zone 6a
Just south of Boston, MA
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