Posted: 06/08/2012 at 18:54
Thanks all for your helpful replies. The clematis is in a large pot about 7 inches deep should I try to re-pot it in a much deeper one? It is in flower.
The hollyhock is a different story, It started off at £10 in a garden centre - reduced to 5 - reduced to 3. It was virtually dead with something unknown to me. I took pity on it and said I'd pay £1. Back home I found there were 3 separate plants, removed all the dead leaves and dead buds and potted them up in my kitchen. Looked on the web and found out what was wrong with them. I have them on the kitchen windowsill and I have a beautiful flower on one of them they still have rust spots but are looking so much healthier. They are very straggly but they are growing! And of course I talk to them every morning. Daft old thing that I am