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29/05/2013 at 19:54




 I planted it about six weeks ago and it did well until a week or so ago when we had some quite strong winds.  Is this wind burn and will it start growing from lower down?  We are in the Chilterns.


30/05/2013 at 13:46

It is the growing tips that are the problem, they are black as you can see in the second picture.  The plant overall looks fine although with some black leaf tips.  Is this wind burn or over enthusiastic watering?

Thanks for any advice.

30/05/2013 at 14:48

Eerie!!  I've just had to take my Armandii back to soil level...I think it's clematis wilt you have.  Caused, apparently, by a 'wound' [could be from an insect 'bite' or a tie that's too tight] and carried by water to infect the whole plant.  It starts at the top.  I suggest you take it back down to a good healthy level, cover the roots well to stop splash-back and hope for the best - that's going to be my strategy.  If any 'expert' out there has any better advice, both Jim and I would be eternally grateful!

30/05/2013 at 18:01

I believe that Armandii doesn't get clematis wilt, only the big summer hybrids - this really does look like wind damage to me, plus amybe a bit more watering than is strictly needful?  My apples looked a bit like this on Sunday, but have picked up with rain and no wind - see what happens. 

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