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Old 06-27-2013, 06:52 PM
 
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ok, I live in a townhouse and have 4 climatis. 2 in front and 2 in rear. Had them years and just pulled out 2 in front. They were overgrown thick greenery and I fed them with bloom buster and gave more phosphorous and nothing. Same with rear yard. one is overgrown with greenery and no blooms and other is more in the shade and delicate greens but no blooms. Also have a hydrangea and grown large but no blooms.. the rear of my home is damp most of the time.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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mdactivist,
Stop feeding everything.
Just make sure everything has adequate water,
and don't prune, especially the hydrangea, find out what
kind it is first and research on google when you should prune them.
You have to be very careful with hydrangea pruning.
I have clematis too, never feed it anything at all, it blooms every
spring.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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^^^moi aussie!

Some hydrangea you prune on last years growth and some on this years growth. You just have to watch to see when it blooms.
I only try to change color of blooms on hydrangea, not necessarily feed. And my clematis bloom around my mail box and they never even get watered much less fed!

Maybe you just aren't holding your mouth right!
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I don't know where you live or what type of Clematis you have, but I am in SW PA and my Jackman clematis just got its first bloom this morning (not that I am constantly checking it or anything ).
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Butterfly is in SC and I'm in NC. Maybe that is why we have prolific bloomers.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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^^^moi aussie!

Some hydrangea you prune on last years growth and some on this years growth. You just have to watch to see when it blooms.
I only try to change color of blooms on hydrangea, not necessarily feed. And my clematis bloom around my mail box and they never even get watered much less fed!

Maybe you just aren't holding your mouth right!
Who, one of those hunky Hemsworths? I'd like to kiss one, too. (on the cheek...germs)

I'm sorry I couldn't resist.

Well, some plants need sun to flower. Are the clematis and hydrangea getting any direct sunlight at all?

That could be a reason for not flowering depending on the variety. If you have very low light, and want a flowering plant next to the house, I can recommend hydrangea arborescens white dome. I have two that flower with no direct sunlight.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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It took 3 seasons my "little lime" hydrangea to bloom but when it did, it was spectacular, Well worth waiting for. It has for the past 2 seasons had 15 or more blossoms and they last into early fall with a subtle change of color from pure white then a hint of green to an almost pinkish color. Remember if you garden with perennials "patience" is a good thing to have. It takes them 3 seasons to really get established but then you will be rewarded. Hydrangea do like to be in a moist area.

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