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mouldy leaves on climbing rose

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 17:26

My garden is quite small and I am surrounded by blocks of flats, low and high rise, which means we don't get airiness, The best place in my garden is full of successful plants so I don't want to upset any of them. I just wondered if a dramatic cut back would be good or bad. I managed to post a photograph to show how beautiful my Gertie is at her best in the spring. I think I will do the same as Tetley as keep spraying her.

mouldy leaves on climbing rose

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 15:33

I have had mould on my one climbing rose all summer. I blame the damp. I have sprayed it several times and taken off every single mouldy leaf and picked them up from the ground. Am I fighting a loosing battle? Should I prune it back to the basic shrub shape? or maybe dig it up. Or what?

It is a Gertrude Jekyll from David Austen that was bought as a rose bush but it kept throwing itself up so I gave in and gave it supports up the 6 foot fence, I will try to put in a photo of this. It was brilliant in the Spring.

Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides)

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 12:24

I have followed this thread because my Jasmine has brown leaves...a bit but it has grown beautifully. It is only 3 years old and now covers a wall and over a fence and my neighbour loves it. It smells wonderful. I have always fed it with the same special food I give my clematis as the packet says it is for all climbers.

It just so happens that I also have an Erica and also special Erica food. On the label it says that this Erica food is good for other plants including dark green leaves which have gone yellow or brown due to iron deficiency.

How would I know if my Jasmine is iron deficient? Has anyone else tried Erica food for this problem?

I have heavy clay soil which tests as neutral.

clematis montana

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 14:32

Actually my garden is quite small but my neighbours garden is paved and so she loves anything that climbs over and spreads on her fences.

I have three other clematisuses(!!!) and they all are pruned to the height of my naval on St Valentines Day and they do very well on it so I did the same with the Montana and I should have checked more carefully..

I don't think I want to give up on it Fairygirl as it is my fault and there is plenty of fence space for it. It has a reprieve of one year!

clematis montana

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 11:37

Thank you for the quick replies.

Yes Holly Hock. I pruned it good and proper. Ooops.

I am so jealous Plant Pauper. I will trim it at the top of the fence but no more.

I think I will have to clear the larger cobbles off Ladybird4. The idea of the little patch is to be all white. I have three Kew that are absolutely gorgeous year after year and a Jasmine at one end that is a year old and that I did not prune.

Yes I do think I love this Montana too much. I will limit myself to morning chats with maybe added kickass!

Thanks again.

clematis montana

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 10:05

I planted this Clematis Montana Grandiflora in 2014.

It grows to over 8 feet and has loads of green.

However last year we got 2 flowers in May and this year we had one.

I feed it clematis food every 7 - 10 day and have substituted tomato/seaweed food once just for a change.

The position is sheltered west facing and I use mulch and also cobbles to keep the roots cool.

Heavy clay soil

Has anyone got any ideas on why this is not flowering?

my Jasmin (Trachelospermum)

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 08:36

The wall my jasmine is on is East facing and is in a small plot with 3 Kew shrubs and a white clematis. The Kew is thriving but a bit late this year so I suppose all the plants in my little white garden will be a bit late. I am so glad to hear that the bronzing is normal and I will follow your suggestions on feeding. Thank you Auntiemand

my Jasmin (Trachelospermum)

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 17:47

Thank you treehugger80. It is heavy clay soil which is prone to holding the water so I suppose I just have to pray for some sun.

my Jasmin (Trachelospermum)

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 13:02

My Jasmin was planted in my garden in 2014 and flowered in 2015.

Today I see that the leaves have a bronze tinge.

I have fed it with clematis food as the pack says it is for all climbing plants.

Can anyone tell me why it is so "browned off"

Clematis only flowering at top

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 21:36
I planted a Montana grandiflora last autumn and it has grown very happily up a 6 foot fence and then along for another metre but not one solitary flower. It is against a south facing fence and gets a lot of sun and I keep its feet cool. I have 3 other clematis Jackson? in a not very good spot and that only gets the sun at the top so only flowers at the top on its specially built horizontal support where it is splendid. They get cut down in February. So the Montana was put in a really good place for a clematis but no flowers. I am really puzzled. Any suggestions as to why?
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