How to feed clematis
If you have just started cultivating this plant, the agricultural technology behind it can raise you several questions. How much liquid does a herbaceous plant need in the summer season, does it need to be pruned, what to use as fertilizer in order to have a beautiful flowering process, how to prepare a herbaceous plant for the winter season? Later in the article we will look at all these questions and give answers to them.
Gardeners love these herbaceous clematis for their beautiful inflorescences and a wide variety of uses in landscape design. This herbaceous loves sunlight, easily clings to fences, any buildings on your summer cottage, and at the same time, giving it some zest. It is also possible to cultivate the plant in various containers, making out wonderful garden compositions.
A large number of varieties of this plant with large and medium inflorescences are known, their color palette is diverse. However, in order for the herbaceous plants to show their best side, it is necessary to pay enough attention to the plants. Ignoring some fairy tales, it is quite simple and boring to cultivate this plant. The methods that will be discussed below will allow the plant to feel comfortable and delight you with the flowering process for a long time. And you will also learn how to increase the immunity of these herbaceous plants just before the coming winter season.
This plant has many funny names: "prince", "grandmother's curls", "clematis", "willow", "grandfather's curls", "warthog". In Great Britain such names are known: "shepherd's joy", "maiden curl".
It is worth making out what should be remembered all the time in the summer season, so that this plant, in the process of flowering, brings you large and bright inflorescences.
Humidification of this representative of herbaceous crops
It seems that all summer residents remember about this procedure, however, questions usually arise how to moisturize this herbaceous plant in the summer season. Do not forget that the main thing is that herbaceous ones love liquid quite a lot. This means that it is necessary to water the soil at least once every seven days (on especially hot days, it is necessary to moisten at least two to three times every seven days).
The amount of liquid depends on the age of the grass and the weather. Young plants will need ten liters for each shrub, adult plants will need at least twenty liters. On especially hot days, the rate is increased by one and a half to two times. Basically, the soil should be saturated with liquid thirty to forty centimeters deep.
Moisten these plants at the root, avoiding contact of the liquid from the jet and the middle of the shrub. Use lukewarm, standing liquid to moisturize.
One to two days after moistening, if the soil under the bushes is not covered with a layer of mulch, loosen it a little to improve the passage of oxygen.
Fertilization of this representative of herbaceous crops
During the summer season, this plant is fed approximately four times, alternately introducing organic matter with mineral fertilizers. In the form of dressings, it is possible to apply:
- infusion of cow fertilizer mixed with liquid one in ten, or infusion of bird droppings mixed in liquid one in fifteen or one in twenty.
- or mineral fertilizing in a complex (twenty - forty grams per ten liters of liquid).
If this herb has reduced its growth, its foliage becomes yellow, and the inflorescences become smaller in size (except for varietal specifics), spray the herb with urea (five tenths - one tablespoon per ten liters of liquid). In the second - third summer month, the plant should be fertilized with potassium sulfate (twenty five to thirty grams per ten liters of liquid).
To make the plant easier to endure the winter season, at the end of the summer season - at the beginning of the autumn season, place half a tablespoon of potassium sulfate and superphosphate under all the shrubs.
What to use as a top dressing for an abundant flowering process?
In order for the plant to become covered with inflorescences, fertilize it with boric acid. For manufacturing, dilute two grams of boric acid in one container of boiling water, then pour potassium permanganate on the tip of a knife, mix well. Mix the prepared preparation with ten liters of liquid and moisten the plant. For each herbaceous, five to six liters of dressings are useful. Apply this fertilizer no more than once every thirty-one days and you will soon see that the plant looks better.
Immediately before all kinds of fertilization, moisten the soil in advance with settled liquid so as not to damage the root system of the herbaceous.
Garter of this representative of herbaceous crops
This plant will not be able to independently catch on large supports, since in its natural growing environment it clings to bushes and trees. So it is necessary to tie up the lashes and direct them in the necessary direction according to the stages of growth. Do not forget that the support for the plant must be strong, and, if desired, made of wood. An overly thin support can break, since during precipitation the bush will get wet and become quite heavy.
The part of the plant located below is especially sensitive and can break in strong winds, which means that it should be well fixed with a rope with a space of about twenty centimeters from the soil.
If you want to plant a plant near a dwelling and let it lash along the walls, make sure that the site is located at least fifty centimeters from the drainpipes. Otherwise, the soil will be too moist, and the plant does not tolerate this.
Working with the root system
The most harmful for the herbaceous is excessive heating and drying of the root system, as well as powerful and cold winds. For herbaceous shelter, break flower beds near the plant, which will provide the necessary shading. In the form of plants - hosts, peonies, lavender, subulate phlox, delphiniums and stonecrops are amazingly suitable for neighbors. Herbaceous plants growing for one year, with a shallow root system, will also look great: calendula, salvia, marigolds, petunia and so on.
These flower beds need additional moisture and fertilization, which means take this into account when selecting herbaceous ones.
We have considered how to carry out agricultural technology behind the plant, but there are a couple of ambiguities that may appear in the process of agricultural technology in the summer season behind the inflorescences.
Is it necessary to prune grass in the summer season?
The plant is pruned in the spring or fall season. Depending on the subgroup of pruning, to which the herbaceous one belongs, what is included in the procedure also differs. The plant is not pruned during the summer season, but if it is overgrown and uncomfortable, you may want to prune it carefully. It is recommended to carry out this immediately after the flowering process. Do not trim the main stems, but remove only additional ones. Plants of the first subgroup of pruning can be subjected to such a procedure at the beginning of the summer season.Plants of the second and third subgroup of pruning will carry out the flowering process in the fall season, which means that a simple pruning can contribute to an abundant flowering process.
What to carry out if the herbaceous has a weak flowering process or such a process is not available at all?
Usually, this plant does not carry out the flowering process due to incorrect pruning or a bare root collar. With this option, the planting depth of the herbaceous plant must be normalized by pouring out the soil. Then let the plant rest until the next period, strengthening with mineral dressings in the complex twenty to forty grams per ten liters of liquid.
The acidity of the soil also affects the flowering process of a plant: the more acidic it is, the less likely a strong flowering process is. With this option, the soil can be moistened with lime milk. To do this, dissolve one hundred grams of dolomite flour in a container with liquid.
The plant does not give preference to metal supports, which, heating up due to sunlight, can cause great damage to the grassy. So it is recommended to plant the grassy in a more correct area with a support made of wood.
What does a snow-white bloom on a grassy one mean?
Most likely, the herbaceous mildew is infected with powdery mildew, the defeat of which is usually noticeable in the second summer month. To begin with, the plant is covered with a snow-white bloom, and then, if the wrong decision is made at the right time, it acquires a brown color and dries. To cure, topaz, pureblossom and so on are used, according to the rules, or spray herbaceous calcium soda (thirty to forty grams per ten liters of liquid).
For preventive measures against powdery mildew and other diseases, follow the points below:
- do not create excessive moisture in the ground.
- remove weeds constantly.
- cover the herbaceous root system from negative factors.
- do not use an excessive amount of dressings.
- check the acidity level of the soil.
- Make a layer of mulch near the plant using rotted mullein or peat.