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What's wrong with my clematis? And what can I do?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 14:22

Hi all,

So this clematis we inherited didn't flower at all last year but looked really leafy and healthy. This year it developed some buds (presumably on last year's growth) but then suddenly went all yukky and started turning brown. Initially I thought it was some kind of bug as some of the buds seem to have holes in as if they have been nibbled. But almost all of it has now turned brown and crispy and the smaller buds have shrivelled up completely. Looks like there is only going to be one lonely flower Any ideas what could have caused this? And is there anything I can do to save it? 

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What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 09:06

Thanks Nut and Dove. I will be brave and cut them right back in Spring. How exciting. I look forward to seeing what happens!

What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 08:52

Ahh ok, that makes sense. And If I cut the old wood back to the ground it wont die?

 

What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 08:38

Thanks so much for the advice everyone. Actually the base of the plant has about a foot of shrubby looking old wood (best way I can describe it). This makes me wonder if it is a cornus, because the ones Ive seen pics of seem to have stems coming straight from the ground. If it IS a cornus, I presume I can't cut the old wood down to the ground, or can I?  Or is there anything else it could be?? 

What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:49

Thanks Dove, so it may or may not be any good. Think I will leave it until the spring and see what happens. Thank you

And I do know its NOT Jap Knotweed!

Talkback: How to make a bumblebee nest

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:40

lol Dove wonder if his feet got drilled

What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:36

Does anyone jnow what this shrubby plant is? It hasn't done anything since we moved here in February except grown bigger and bigger. It was very straggly when we first got here. It's now about 7 or 8 feet tall and my fiancé is now bored if it and threatening to cut it down! I don't want to chop it in case its something beautiful which flowers on previous year's growth (or somesuch). Can anyone shed any light?

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Anyone know the name of this?

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 14:40

Gosh, I never realised it was something so common. Thank you so much Dove, really appreciated

Anyone know the name of this?

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 13:24

Please can someone tell me the name of this plant? It flowers in late summer (still some flowers now in fact) and is really pretty. It grows to around 18inch and the flowers don't last all that long. The stems tend to fall over, if that's any help!

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Drunk wasps all over my fallen apples - advice needed!

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 15:21

Starlings aww how sweet  

The apples seem to fall in the middle of the night Alina! I'm trying my best though

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