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Clematis & Epsom Salts

Discussion in 'Gardening Discussions' started by eddybaby, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. eddybaby

    eddybaby Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi
    I've heard that Clematis benefit from Epsom salts. Can anyone tell me what the dosage should be? Thank you
     
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    Hiya Eddybaby :)
    Most everything benefits from epsom salts to an extent.....principally to correct magnesium deficiency but it is also an excellent plant tonic. I wouldnt apply it to plants growing well though:noidea:
    However, if your clematis looks healthy enough and is growing in the open ground I would be more inclined to give it a tomato fertiliser or a general granular one.
    I use epsom salts on tomato plants, on lupins (which tend to develop a deficiency here in early spring) , on ericaceous plants like camellias etc. Used in conjunction with seaweed spray too.
    Dosage? Not crucial a tablespoon in 5 litres of water is good:)
     
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    Hi Verdun thanks again for your help. I have one really big healthy clematis which I've had for years and two new ones planted this year. One is flourishing but it's leaves have started to yellow and there are some holes in it. The other one has hardly grown at all and I suspect earwigs. I'll follow your advise and keep you posted. Best regards
     
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    Possibly snails eddybaby. Go out with a torch later :)
     
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    The leaves are quite high on the stem and some have a brown, scortched look. Thank you anyway.
     
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    Clematis often do look brown and tatty on their older foliage at this time of year esp after flowering eddybaby :)
     

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