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Clematis wilt and watering regimen advice please!

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:28

People, I cannot thank you enough! Brilliant. Thank you.

Clematis wilt and watering regimen advice please!

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 18:02

Hi. I have two clematis varieties, Westerplatte and Comtesse de Bouchaud in the garden.

The Westerplatte gets around 2 hours of direct sunlight and is in a large pot in a very windy location. Its about 4 years old but has always seemed to struggle and certainly never made its 1.8m. Today I noticed it had large inky black areas on its leaves.

I looked this up on the internet and it seemed to fit clematis wilt so I followed the advice and cut the plant off at the base of the affected stems (which was all of them). I was talking to a lady I vaguely know later and she said I was possibly over-watering it and it may have been water-logged (I'd been giving it about 15 seconds worth of water any non-rain day from a watering can (sorry I have no idea how many litres this will be!).

Similarly I've been watering my Comtesse de Bouchard in a similar way which is planted directly into the ground. This has always done better but still generally suffers from mildew or dark marks on the leaves or wilting bud tips at some point in most years. I'd always put this down to its north facing location but could I be over-watering these ones as well?

Both are roughly June flowering. I'd previously heard somewhere that clematis like lots of water but is this wrong? Does anyone know the correct watering regime for these two plants? I'd be hugely grateful for any information.

Advice on moving hops

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:34

Guys, that's great, thank you, particularly for the video Edd. Thanks!

Advice on moving hops

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 15:12

Hi. I need to move 2 hops plants due to the fence they used to grow up being no longer. I don't want to lose them but have no choice but to move them. Any advice would be much appreciated!

my-saxifragas-keep-dying

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 17:51

Thanks guys. Berghill, these ones are Saxifraga Touran Deep Rose. Addict, I shall inspect my soil the second it stops raining!

 

my-saxifragas-keep-dying

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 12:49

Hi. For the last 7 years I've put in saxifragas both in my old rockery and in pots on the patio. I've tried any number of different watering regimens but they all die within a year or two bar one clump which has lasted several years but its foliage is now turning the dreaded dry brown. It's such a lovely flower I don't want to not have it in my garden! Can anyone help?

Large black insects on my Solomon's Seal

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 23:27

Thanks guys. I seem to be getting the pests but not their predators. Like you skyrunner I've had lily beetles on my fritillaries (beautiful little things actually). My spindle tree is smothered in blackfly but not a ladybird in sight. I'm trying to resist resorting to chemicals but it's not easy for people like me who like a quick solution!

Large black insects on my Solomon's Seal

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 11:37

Each stem has one very black insect on it that looks (vaguely) like a housefly. Does anyone know what these are and if they'll harm the plant?

Just moved into an old house... huge ANT nest in flower bed :)

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 22:39

I had them take over a large pot last year. Everything in it was dying because of the huge air chambers they dig beneath the soil. Like Verdun, I flooded them out with a hose and I had no more issues with them there. We'll see what happens this year! I understand what nightgarden is saying but they are destructive - they'd already laid waste to my rockery!

 

Crocus mowing

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 09:54

Ok. Thank you very much guys. I think I'll go for a halfway house - maybe leave them 2 or 3 weeks, see what the foliage looks like and then mow them.

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