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Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:33

Thanks Fairygirl - so you don't think it looks like wilt or snail/slug damage? No need for me to prune it right back to encourage new growth? I'm worried I would kill it off completely if I did that now...

WEIRD Creature!!

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:12

Those photos are impressive!

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:10

Presumably this can't still be the 2 days of cold we had weeks back? It wasn't even that cold, here in central London...

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:08

It's yellow as anything and some leaves have an almost transluscent/silvery appearance.

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:08

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:08


Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:03

Will upload photo as soon as I get home shortly!

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:02

Hi Fairygirl - no paint used nearby that I know of.

I'm not at home now, but pot is no longer on brick wall in front of that fence - it is on the ground, with several other pots around it and is shielded at its base by a large potted hosta! The pot itself is pretty much in total shade and west facing.It has rained almost incessantly the past few days, but it had started to decline before this rain started. 

Last edited: 19 May 2017 17:02:35

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 16:59

Thanks Hazel - it was bought new a few weeks ago - it went straight into a new pot which is deep and roomy. I planted it in the correct compost with pelleted feed mixed in and water it well. It never dried out. Initially, it started to thrive and put out loads of shoots (I had cut it right back after planting, to encourage new growth, as it was March. It did well.

I've now put grit on the soil and some slug pellets (eco version).

It's now sheltered but with light.

Definitely not pot bound.

Olives in pots

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 16:55

Very true about the watering, HC - I don't give mine any at all in Winter.

If they're a bit floppy or untidy then yes, you can give them a light trim now - will also depend what shape you are after, or if you just want the natural look.

You can also pick leaves off directly at the stem - they will regrow fairly fast from the same spot and give the plant a boost (I picked off almost all the leaves from my 6ft potted olive, because they had rust, and now they are all grown back, fresher and greener than ever before).

I feed mine with pelleted fertiliser in Spring - usually a sprinkling of Vitax. Works well. I also water in vine weevil nematodes once a year, as I have had a problem with beetles at the front of the house in the past.

In Greece they grow in very sandy soil, close to the beach, so unless they are always going to be in a pot, they don't need too much feeding.

Last edited: 19 May 2017 16:56:33

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