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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
May 29, 2015 10:08 AM CST
I got my clematis today. I thought it was the Tie Dye cultivar but its one with lavender blooms. She said it needs to be fed since the leaves are pale. I'll get some compost next week. Thumbs up
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 29, 2015 10:28 AM CST
Time for Epsom Salt - 1 tablespoon to a gallon of lukewarm water (to dissolve it) and it should recover the green.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
May 29, 2015 11:12 AM CST
Thanks Arlene. Should I wait until the soil dries out? Last night it got 5" of rain. Thumbs down
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 29, 2015 1:12 PM CST
Eek! Yes, wait a few days. Poke your finger down two inches. Clematis just don't swim.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
May 29, 2015 1:54 PM CST
Ok I'll wait. I think we're supposed to get another 1-3" tonight so I should probably put it in a sheltered position?
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 29, 2015 7:16 PM CST
Good idea.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
May 29, 2015 7:46 PM CST
They delayed the rain until tomorrow. Thumbs up
Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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Cookies4kids
May 29, 2015 7:56 PM CST
I loved your idea about planting things at an angle, Arlene. It's one of those things that I think "why didn't I think of that ".

I need some advice on my Guernsey Cream. It's been in for 5years and was covered with huge flowers from the very first year. This year it's not getting as much greenery and there are fewer and much smaller flowers. I can see a lot of dead stuff and am wondering if it should be cut back and cleaned up after it blooms? I did the Epsom salt thing and will do it again, but that didn't seem to do any good. Will it bloom next year if I cut it back, and would I cut it to 24"?
I hate cutting it down as it's been so pretty, but I want to make it new again.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 29, 2015 8:01 PM CST
Be brave and cut it back to 24", Karen. You can also give it manure, top it with compost and more mulch. Yes, it will bloom for you next year. There are times it's scary to just cut it back but that's what it needs. Keep us posted.
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
May 30, 2015 2:26 PM CST
TexasPlumeria87, are you planning to plant it in the ground? If you are able to dig without compacting the soil in the bed, then I would go ahead this weekend and let the rain give it a good watering. Remember the expanded shale and lots of mulch/compost. My clems are enjoying all the rain!
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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Bulbs Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Texas Bromeliad
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TexasPlumeria87
May 30, 2015 2:50 PM CST
I may just keep it in a pot this year since it looks so fragile Thumbs up Should I move it to a bigger pot now, or wait?
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 30, 2015 2:58 PM CST
My guess is that it's been through enough disturbance this year. Do you have (or can you take and post) a photo of the clem in the pot so we can all see it?
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
May 30, 2015 3:25 PM CST
Good idea. Give us an estimate of how big the roots are.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
May 30, 2015 4:10 PM CST
I think it's in a six inch shallow pot?
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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Clematis Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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canadanna
May 30, 2015 4:16 PM CST
It seems like too small a pot.I probably would use a gallon pot at minimum or one that is long and narrow rather than short and wide. If the soil is good and amended maybe you can bury it and then mulch it. Keep it in the partial to total shade
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Butterflies Salvias Houseplants Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
Bulbs Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Texas Bromeliad
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TexasPlumeria87
May 30, 2015 4:28 PM CST
Thanks Anna. I'll transplant it to a bigger pot. I'll get more potting soil from the feed store. Thankfully I just got a lot of 1 gallon pots from Freecycle.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Dahlias Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pirl
May 30, 2015 7:13 PM CST
Anna is right.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Butterflies Salvias Houseplants Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
Bulbs Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Texas Bromeliad
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TexasPlumeria87
May 30, 2015 8:15 PM CST
I'll keep everyone posted on it's progress. Thanks so much for all the advice. Thumbs up
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Butterflies Salvias Houseplants Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
Bulbs Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Texas Bromeliad
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TexasPlumeria87
Jun 7, 2015 9:46 AM CST
I repotted my clematis last week, sorry for the delayed update. I ended up potting it in a 3 gallon pot. Thumbs up I'll probably put it in a bigger terracotta pot to insulate the roots. One cluster of leaves died so I'm a little worried. I did give it some Epsom salt last week too, hopefully it won't look as sickly?
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Dahlias Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pirl
Jun 7, 2015 10:24 AM CST
Good job. It looks fine to me. Do you feel there's something wrong?

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