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How to prevent clematis from wilting

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 12:47

There is nothing you can do to prevent it, other than plant deeply.

We have over 100 Clematis in the garden and I have never seen wilt here, even in the most susceptible types.

Town or Country

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 12:46

Very country. Soil is silt/peat. Very windy garden. Frost pocket. Half the national average of rain (except this year). Fast draining very rich soil. (ex outdoor reared pig farm.

Been a garden or sorts since the 1640's.

How to prevent clematis from wilting

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 08:28

Don't know where your worry is coming from, but wilt in clematis is very rare. More often than not when a plant dies down suddenly, it is because of slug or snail damage at the base of the affected shoot.

All Clematis except perhaps the very dwarf ones and herbaceous types do better with deep planting.

Mystery Plant ID

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 17:31

If you left any of that root it will regrow.

Mystery Plant ID

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 13:51

Red Dock!

Cotoneaster

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 12:04

I do spend a lot of time here removing self seeded Cotoneasters of various types, but never seen any outside the garden itself.

White grubs

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 17:53

Could well be, except that they should have legs at the head end. If no legs then wireworm larva is also a possibility.

Vine weevil

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 16:00

Or you could spread it out on concrete and use a flame gun on it, or one of those steam wallpaper strippers. Done both and they work. Then put the compost on your garden.

Jurassic plants

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 14:12

I like the big leaves on Elecampane , Inula helenium .

If you pollard Paulownia tomentosa, every year, the leaves get as big as Elephants ears.

vine weevil

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 13:27

@ TerryH. Sadly they do not seem to sell this stuff to the general public here. There is a product available in the trade which I assume is the same fungus, but it is very expensive, is sold in large quantities and once open has a very short shelf life. Very annoying.

@Goldfinch2 You need a good magnifying glass to see Vine weevil eggs, they are hardly visible to the naked eye. They look a bit like grains of sand.

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