peter privett

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clematis infected

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 14:57

Mmm! not a bad idea Berghill.


clematis infected

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 10:51

I'm wondering if I should lift it and put it in a spot where I can keep my eye to it,

because being threaded through the rose means it's not easy to get to.



I dont' believe it!!

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 10:33

Verdun, this head half scammpered believe me.

I suppose being chopped in half was like losing a couple of stone in the sluggy world.

he was definetly sunbathing, because at that time of day he should have been under his rock dreaming of  scoffing my little lettuces all in their pretty row. GGrrrrr!!!

ps. the head didnt get too far.......whak!

clematis infected

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 10:18

No, almost looks like frost nipped, but we haven't had any where I live and as I have said the clematis is well protected by the rose.

Plus my other nine or so clematisis are fine.

clematis infected

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 09:45

Iv'e managed to get apiccy of the blackened tips of my armanii apple blossom clematis,in the hope that someone may have seen this blackening problem before or on similar plants and can offer me some help/solution.

I dont' believe it!!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 18:18

I do not believe it....  I spotted  a biggish slug sunbathing, promptly reached for my trowel and chopped it in half, then was amazed to see the head half take off at a great rate of knotts.

can slugs regrow ???? surely not!

clematis infected

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 14:00

Right guys!   good to know clematis cannot get fireblight, and thank you for your help.

just to give you a better picture of things.

1st. the clematis is at a approx height of 6' and the big leaves at the top are in good condition,

2nd. it consists of two strong growing stems with all its healthy leaves  still intact at approx 1' from the base, and upwards.

It is the middle section that the leaves have gone. (eaten as I thought) but! looking closer at the arms that are left, these appear to be crispy blackened ends and this blackening has took place at the growing tips????

I would say that apart from this problem, the plant is healthy and in my opinion is not suffering wilt, which I have witnessed on other clematis's that Iv'e had.

wind damage...No! it is interwined with the established rose and very well protected from wind burn, or wind damage.

as regards the planting, Yes! it is in deep, and as you say i do give some tomatoe food as a treat.


sky high plants

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 11:27

No dogs as far as I know!

sky high plants

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 10:51

Hey! managed to find the piccy and upload it, there's hope for this old dg yet..Lol!

The rose in the picture is a climbing rose attached to the garage wall.

clematis infected

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 10:34

Bought a myself a pricey ...... £21.50....(well it is for me) armandii appleblossom clematis, good and healthy from a good garden centre.

I would estimate it is approx 3 years old, and well established in its big pot.

I planted it approx a month ago next to a dublin climbing rose with a hope that the clematis will grow and scramble up and over it.

on checking on it, i noticed all the bottom leaves have gone......possibly slugs, so went out night after night and found a few in and around the clematis , but not actually on it....r.i.p...sorted.

Then yesterday in good light I noticed that the growing tips  were frazeled black, and where the leaves had been been there was little blackened bits.

Now those of you who have seen my previous posts, will know that I frequently rant on about my lovely now etsablished pyracantha's having a bad case of FIREBLIGHT...yuk!

my new clematis, can they suffer with the dreaded blight, I know it's not a pear, but I have seen similar blackening with pear midge? (on pears of course)

Any ideas on how I can rescue my clematis please!


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