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I wonder if anyone could help me. I am not a very good or experienced gardender, but I do like to make my garden pretty and look after my plants as best I can.

Last year I purchased a new clematis with beautiful pink petals.

I pruned it back at the correct time and its is doing beautifully so far this spring, getting bushy, looking happy and healthy except that as the flowers are openeing the petals are green, and they are supposed to be pink.

Is there something I have done wrong?

Apart from that the plant seems happy enough.

Many thanks in advance for any help.



Not your fault, this is a problem caused by lack of light. The condition will go as soon as we get some decent sunlight.

A picture would help as there is a problem casued by capsid bugs which leads to distorted buds which produce odd shaped green flowers.

Hi Berghill

Thanks so much for your advise. The flowers are starting to turn pink now that we've had a little sunshine (not much though!) feels like autumn today.

Thanks again

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