Good afternoon, my reader. Long-lived and flowering perennials can be planted not only in early spring, but also in autumn. Among garden plants, clematis is highly valued for its luxurious appearance and a wide variety of varieties. It takes root well in the soil and is easy to care for.
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Autumn is the most favorable time for breeding it. Clematis quickly takes root in the soil warmed up in summer, feels good in winter, and in spring it pleases with bright greenery. The main thing is that when planting this beautiful perennial, you need to try to take into account all the recommendations.
How to choose and drop off correctly
As with any other plant, it is important to choose quality seedlings in the first place. When buying planting material, you need to pay attention to the following nuances:
- the roots should be moist and the buds dormant;
- there should be no traces of rot and excess processes on the root system;
- it is better to buy an already flowering plant.
If there are already clematis on the garden plot, then they can be propagated using existing plants. It is necessary to select flowers with a well-developed root system, which can be divided into parts.
The upper part of clematis loves sunlight very much, so it is advisable to choose a well-lit area for planting. But the root system, on the contrary, does not tolerate high temperatures, so it is better to shade the lower part of the plant. For example, it is recommended to plant other flowers next to them that will give shade. In this case, strong heating of the soil on hot days can be avoided.
Important. Clematis is a weaving flower, the shoots of which cling to different objects during growth, so you need to install special supports.
In order for the soil to settle before the flowers are planted in the soil, experienced gardeners recommend digging a spacious hole for clematis in about a month. The soil should be loose and nutritious, moisture-permeable and well-drained.
Planting should be done as follows:
- spread the roots in the hole;
- gradually add soil (the root collar of the plant was buried at least 8 centimeters into the ground);
- water abundantly.
Important. It is necessary to ensure that the water does not stagnate, as this will lead to the rapid death of the flower.
It is necessary to make top dressing on time for the bushes:
- nitrogen - in August;
- potash and phosphorus - in September.
If you plant clematis in this way and provide it with proper care, then it will reveal all its beauty in 3-5 years.
How to properly care
How well the flowers survive the winter depends on the preparation of the plant. With the onset of the first frost, it is necessary to carefully remove the lashes from the support and remove weak, damaged and diseased shoots from them. A pruned plant will not expend energy on extra lashes and will grow rapidly in spring.
Important. If the procedure is carried out correctly, clematis will perfectly tolerate any natural disasters.
The trim on the lashes of the current and last years is different. In the first case, shoots are left with a height of about thirty centimeters with several buds. In the second, clematis is cut off twice, this is usually done after the buds have fallen off. In this case, it is advisable to remove all tops of the shoots by about a third.
Further, the lashes need to be protected from frost: put them on a previously mulched earth and insulate them on top. A low wooden structure can be built over the plants and covered with thick cellophane, and covered with earth on top.
Important. In spring, clematis must be opened on time so that they can ventilate and bask in the sun.
Growing clematis requires certain knowledge, skills and time, but it's worth it: the result is beautiful plants for decorating and landscaping the site.
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