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!