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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 09:22 AM

So I added some banana peel to my clematis growing up the mailbox

Last edited Thu Apr 18, 2019, 10:20 AM - Edit history (1)

and it looks like I am going to have a lot of blooms this year.

I am very excited

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Reply So I added some banana peel to my clematis growing up the mailbox (Original post)
Baltimike Apr 2019 OP
Ohiogal Apr 2019 #1
Baltimike Jun 2019 #6
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2019 #2
Baltimike Apr 2019 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2019 #4
Baltimike Apr 2019 #5

Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 09:31 AM

1. Wow.

You just buried in right in the ground with the roots? I have never heard of it but I have trouble growing clematis (I know, I'm probably the only one) so maybe I should try this! thanks!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 04:27 PM

6. Yep...I absolutely planted them in the ground with compost

be sure to give them something to climb on and FEED those hungry little girls

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 09:35 AM

2. Interesting. Made me look it up and I never knew Clematis was so hungry! . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 10:25 AM

3. YESS!!! My great grandmother used to say that they are "HUNGRIES" all the time

She said that if you think about it....it's time to feed them.

I feed mine a light sprinkle of rose food weekly and a light dressing of compost every other week

And banana peels now.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 04:19 PM

4. Maybe I've had such bad luck with clematis because I didn't give them banana peels to eat.

So maybe I'll try again this year, with bananas.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 04:22 PM

5. Gardenias come to my garden to die...but hydrangeas, peonies

and clematis grow reasonably well. Now I already had this clematis for a number of years, but never really got blooms...the most *ever* was five with a 6th coming along...but not there yet.

This year, I fertilized as usual lightly dressed with my fave organic compost and added banana peel cut up, and I can count 13 buds that are getting ready to bloom.

They are about 4 years old

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