Posted: 31/08/2012 at 16:25
Does anyone have any advice regarding powdery mildew on clematis?? I have a Jackmanii which was a cutting from my Dad's plant, and it flourished for three years or so. However, the last two years it has looked dreadful - the leaves have gone olive/brown coloured with white powdery spots, and the flowers also have white powdery spots and fall off as soon as they bloom. It is such a shame as it was a magnificent plant for a while. Can it be saved?? I have been advised to spray it with fungicide every couple of weeks till it completely dies off (which it almost has) it's brown and brittle and looks very sad. I usually leave it till the spring to prune, but it looks so awful now should I cut it back? Help!