Posted: 22/05/2015 at 15:09
Could it be clematis wilt? I googled it and found this: "You'll know if you have wilt because the buds right at the top of the plant are the first to droop and then it all collapses." But it doesn't look like any of the clematis I'm familiar with - is it an evergreen type? I've read that evergreens are particularly sensitive to drying winds.
I have a different problem with my clematis - not an evergreen. Picture attached.
Last year the leaves on about the whole bottom half of the plant turned a funny colour and went crispy. I wondered if it was lack of water so this year I've been watering more (although I know they do have deep roots so it might not have been sufficient and we've had barely any rain here lately). However, a few of the lower leaves have gone funny again - a kind of blackening with white speckles. The speckles aren't a pest, they are part of the leaf.
Many thanks for any help.