Posted: 16/05/2017 at 16:13
I bought this lovely plant back in March, it was shooting and I cut it back, as advised to do, to encourage lots of new shoots to come out - which they did.
I planted it in at all, large pot - I know it should be in the ground (and hopefully it will be from this autumn when we hope to move house), but I was advised it would do ok in a pot too, so long as it was for only a season and I kept it very well watered and fed.
Which I have done!
I have grown many clematis in my little garden here in London, always pretty successfully, so I am stumped as to why this beauty, which was lush and glorious, with plenty of new shoots and stems, started to wilt away a couple of weeks back.
The soil is new, drainage is good, t has a pot tray, I fed it Vitax when I planted it, it has never dried out. It was thriving then suddenly started to di back, very slowly, one branch at a time.
There are no pests anywhere to be seen (I have seen clematis wilt before and it isn't this). No fungus either. No vine weevil (soil is brand new).
There are only two good stems left and even these are starting to show signs of unhappiness.
Any ideas you clematis experts out there? I'd hate to lose it :-
Sorry about the multiple images - this site always does that to me these days, even though I only downloaded it once!(