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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.

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 17:04

Hi Ladybird, the pot is terracotta. Would a plastic pot have been better? I thought terracotta was better :-(

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 17:03

Thanks both.


No, the pot gets plenty of rain - and I also water additionally with rainwater from a can, to be sure.


Have had very little direct or hot sun the past few weeks...


It isn't a huge pot, but it is deep and I planted it nice and deep, with the crown buried.


It was doing so well...


No, the shoots were not brown or dry - the stems just go floppy, the leaves start to wilt and sag, then it gradually withers. 

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 16:59

Would some sun at the base cause the stems to actually die off?

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