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Identifying this plant

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 17:54

agree with ladybird - looks a bit chlorotic

Last edited: 17 May 2017 17:56:07

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 03:57

Thanks for explaining to those not totally in the know:-)

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 22:38

Thanks Fairygirl - yes, I've watered it religiously since day 1. I never changed its watering regime, and even topped up after rainfall, as it often isn't enough unless very heavy.


I checked soil down to about halfway and it felt moist.


The other planting is minuscule - a tiny cutting of a hardy geranium only.


No forst to speak of since I planted it though. Yes, we had some of that Arctic chill the other week, but this wilting started before that, when the weather was milder.


I'll move the pot to a cooler place, where its feet are shaded, but it can climb up to the sunlight and watch out for slugs!

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 21:48

Garden is very sheltered and rarely if ever gets beneath 2/3 degrees. Many tender plants survive winters here.


it's also rarely windy, if ever, for the sane reason.


I don't doubt richard's expertise for a minute, but it really does sound like my plant may have become too hot where it is currently and needs sheltering from the sun at its base.


I will try that first.


No idea what tea bag pouches are!


Thanks for all your inputs, something has to work out of that lot.

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 18:20

Ladybird - I use them very very sparingly and try to stick with copper tape, sand/fine grit instead, wherever possible.

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 18:19

Thanks Obelixx - I had scattered slug pellets over it (the eco version though) and I don't see any trace of slime anywhere...


Absolutely no frost in London in inner London, since I planted it - that I am sure about!

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 18:17

I have no idea what a supermarket liner is, I'm afraid. It looks like a full sized plant when I bought it - from a specialist online nursery.


The spot it's in is very sheltered. Virtually no wind in my little garden, which is rather enclosed too.


It gets about 6 hours of sun a day, on a sunny day (morning sun for an hour or so, then afternoon sun. But we have had miserable weather in London, with very little sun recently.


It will go into the ground this autumn and I will put it in fuller sun.

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 17:18

I am going out there right now to move it down onto the cooler patio!


Classic story, by the way 

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 17:10

Ok Ladybird, I will try that. Thanks.

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 17:05

Maybe i should place the pot on the ground, off the old brick wall...and train the stems upwards towards the trellised fence? It's cooler down there.

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