Richard Hodson

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What is wrong with my Clematis?

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 06:23

Not clematis wilt definitely.  It looks to me as though it has been given too much nitrogen feed, stop feeding, give it plenty of water daily.


Posted: 20/06/2017 at 09:13 gallons and gallons and gallons of water.


Posted: 20/06/2017 at 09:12

What type of compost are you using, also the ' special clematis feed ' you mention is probably high potash, you need to use a balanced 1 . 1 . 1.  fertiliser for root growth, vegetative growth and flowering.


Posted: 19/06/2017 at 22:07

Your clematis looks like one of the evergreens, James, possibly Pixie, Avalanche, Joe ?

Yes, these are seedheads, difficult to see if any seeds are set or if they are just seedtails. 


Posted: 17/06/2017 at 22:33

I can't see anything there, James

Clematis root shade

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 21:44

Must say I like the hosta idea from 'plant pauper'..................divert the snails from the clematis  !!

Is it worth planting a weak clematis (Perle d'Azur, Group 3)

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 21:41

Not the easiest clematis to propagate, Perle d'Azure.     The leaf joints are much farther apart than on most other clematis, so less cutting material.

Is it worth planting a weak clematis (Perle d'Azur, Group 3)

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 01:02

Perle d'Azure is an excellent clematis and not prone to wilt.  If your plant is in a 2 litre deep pot with good root system, then stand it in a bucket of cold water for a couple of hours, chop it hard back and then plant it out, about 2 inches deeper than it was when in its pot, it will soon send new shoots from the crown below ground.  Then prune it hard back in February, every February.  Perle d'Azure is special.

Clematis ID please

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 22:22

Vyvyan Pennell and Duchess of Edinburgh

Favourite late flowering clematis

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 19:15

Negritianka, White Magic, Morning Heaven are some of my favourites

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