Keep your Clematis roots cool.

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Keep your Clematis roots cool.

Post by Inkflo on Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:53 pm

I have lots of Clematis, and in this heat, the ones that are in the open are really struggling.
Clematis like their heads in the sun and their feet in the shade, so I've planted Rosemary & Thyme
bushes at the base to help keep the roots shaded. I'll let you know if they do better. flower 
avatar
Inkflo

Posts : 409
Join date : 2013-07-10
Location : Haute Vienne, Limousin, France

Back to top Go down

Keeping cool!.

Post by simmo on Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:19 am

Hi Inkflo
I come from a long line of estate gardeners and as a young lad (Befor joining Army) the head gardener ( my dad ) always use to plant clemetis with the roots in the shade and the rest of the plant in direct sun light. Failing that they use to put old roof slates around the base of the plant to cover the roots from direct sunlight. Also in this heat you may have to water young plants twice a day. Happy gardening.
Simmo in the Correze.

simmo

Posts : 279
Join date : 2013-07-13
Age : 67
Location : In the woods of the High Correze

Back to top Go down

Re: Keep your Clematis roots cool.

Post by Inkflo on Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:22 am

simmo wrote:Hi Inkflo
I come from a long line of estate gardeners and as a young lad (Befor joining Army) the head gardener ( my dad ) always use to plant clemetis with the roots in the shade and the rest of the plant in direct sun light. Failing that they use to put old roof slates around the base of the plant to cover the roots from direct sunlight. Also in this heat you may have to water young plants twice a day. Happy gardening.
Simmo in the Correze.

I agree Simmo, but old slates aren't the prettiest are they, so I've opted for the plants. Fingers crossed.
I quite like my feet in cool water this weather too! lol! 
avatar
Inkflo

Posts : 409
Join date : 2013-07-10
Location : Haute Vienne, Limousin, France

Back to top Go down

Re: Keep your Clematis roots cool.

Post by ARKWRIGHT on Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:00 pm

I was always taught to put a flat piece of stone over the roots of clematis when planting them, to stop them drying out. Seems like it was good advice.

ARKWRIGHT

Posts : 31
Join date : 2013-07-18
Age : 62
Location : UK & 23400 BOURGANEUF

Back to top Go down

Re: Keep your Clematis roots cool.

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum