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Clematis flowers

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 17:54

I have subsequently put down some slug pellets and next morning collected several small snails so maybe they were the culprits after all. I have not seen any caterpillars, slugs or snails actually on the plant but one little snail was attempting the long climb up the support!!!!!

Many thanks for all your comments I am afraid it is not worth taking a picture of my clematis as it is now in tatters!

Clematis flowers

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:38

Hi Chicky     Somewhat similar now but it started with tiny holes throughout the petals and then developed into chunks out of the edges. I thought about slugs/snails but the flowers are high up on an obelisk and there is no sign of any insect infestation or indeed any slugs/snails.  Will try the eggshell scatter and combine this with slug pellets but I don't hold out hope of a recovery. 

Clematis flowers

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 15:57

My clematis is in full flower but suddenly small holes have appeared in all the flowers and some of the leaves. Now the outer edges of the flowers have been eaten away but there is no sign of the culprit(s). Any suggestions as to what is happening?

Rhododendron help

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 13:50

Help please! bought a beautiful small rhododendron from the local nursery earlier this year which flowered profusely. However, since the the flowers have died and the new shoots have gained growth ALL the old leaves have turned brown and dropped off leaving the original stems bare. The plant now looks very straggly and even some of the new shoots are struggling to survive. The plant is in a pot with ericaceous soil so I don't know what I have done wrong. Any advice most welcome   

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