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I have 2 clematis plants. Both had a couple of blossoms several weeks ago, but no new blossoms have appeared. Is this normal? Should I do something to help create more blossoms? Thanks, Gary
There are several things you can do to produce more blossoms on your clematis. First,
make sure the roots are shaded and the upper, vine-like stems are in the sun. The
flowering part of plants needs sunshine to produce flowers.
Next, loosen the soil around the base of the plants and add some Flowertone, a slow
release organic fertilizer, or some good compost. Then give the plants a good watering.
Finally, if there are any dead stems on the plant, cut them off. They should be back
blooming in no time. Good Luck.
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Linda K. Lillie is the President of Sprigs & Twigs, Inc, the premier
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