Two new plantings ??? ..
I received my second and third clematis from Silver Star Vinery about 2 weeks ago and immediately put them in the ground (Jackmanii & Barbara Harrington). The were still somewhat damp and looked just like the original I ordered from her a year ago. No shipping or packaging problems. They were pruned down as normal but still had some green growth.
Anyway I dug each a hole plenty wide (2-3x) and a little deep. Supplemented my clay soil - 50% original with 25% planting soil and 25% humus/composted manure mix. Planted them each at a 45 degree angle and about 2-3in under the surface. Recovered with 2-3 in. of mulch.
When I did the same procedure last year I swear I already had new shoots coming out of the ground? Am I just psyching myself out? Just worried they aren't going to make it. When should I see some action popping out?