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Yet Another Newbie

Posted by mzdee 6b (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 31, 12 at 20:08

Well, I've been getting my hands dirty for awhile, but new to Clematis. My neighbor has one on her mailbox that is gorgeous in early summer but looks rather scary after that. I have 2 a pink one (name escapes me) and Snow Queen. I bought an obelisk for Snow Queen and will get it in the ground this weekend. I've got clay so I'm mixing in potting mix and a bit of compost. Does that work? I'm not expecting much growth but want it to get settled before winter. I know I don't need the obelisk, but it will keep me motivated :) Are there other things I should know about coaxing these plants through Fall and Winter?

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Should I cut the growth all the way back when I plant the clematis? Or just let it go since its almost September?

RE: Yet Another Newbie

I cut all mine back when planting and do make sure you plant it deeper than it was in the nursery pot. Cover up the crown.

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