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New Clematis

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 08:41

Thank you again for your help.  I shall re-pot when flowering finishes and will buy some vine weevil killer.  I will let the Hollyhock takes it's chance.

New Clematis

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 19:15

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/10651.jpg?width=242&height=350&mode=max

Have to add - it does not usually sit on the sofa but I needed something dark behind it!

New Clematis

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

New Clematis

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 18:03

There doesn't seem to be any sign of Clematis wilt but who knows?  This pest problem is becoming an expensive hobby!   I now need vine weevil and Systemic rust destroyers for my Clematis and Hollyhock.  I only have one of each and you have to buy so much of the stuff and it is only a 6 foot diameter raised bed and a pot with the Clematis.

New Clematis

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 17:51

Oh dear that looks just like it.  So what can I do?

New Clematis

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 17:38

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/10644.jpg?width=242&height=350&mode=max

 Hope this is good enough

New Clematis

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 17:00

Thanks for that.  I don't see any sign of slime and no insects at all.  But as you say they might be on the night shift!

I shall take a pic in a minute once I have discovered how to add to the thread.

New Clematis

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 16:36

My clematis is about 2 months old (since I bought it) and has grown about 5 feet on 2 stems and has one flower on each.  Suddenly the leaves at bottom have turned brown and I have removed them.  Now, the leaves from about half way up are being eaten at an alarming rate.  I cannot see larvae or insects.  Can anyone tell me what this is and how to deal with it, please,                                                                                       Jill

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