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i found 4 clematis growing in my garden, self seeded?

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they are about 1 metre tall, my neighbour has the same clematis"nelly mosa" growing 5-6 metres away. is it likely these have seeded themselves and when is a good time to move them? any help greatly received.



They do self-seed, and if you need to move them, do it before the root balls get too big! I would pot them up individually - and then grow them on for a while before you plant them out, I think.

When you do plant them, make sure you plant them deeply, in prepared ground, with lots of home-made compost and chicken manure pellets mixeed in - Clems are greedy plants!

25 Jul, 2009


It is possible. I have grown Clematis from seed before now. Mind, what you actually get is a different matter. They are hybrids so you could get anything from a poor small flower to a new variety.
Best time to move is when they are dormant, but if you need to move them now, then dig up as much of the root ball as possible, replant deeper than the original soil level and water them in and keep watered until they are settled in.

25 Jul, 2009


At least we agree.

25 Jul, 2009


We must have pressed 'submit' at the same moment! LOL.

25 Jul, 2009

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