Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:26
What fabulous blooms you all have and fantastic to see the range of plants in all the photos. Nothing much blooming here yet after the early Spring usuals but a lot of promising foliage.
Otherwise - having a fight with old clematis, a few which have decided to flop on me this year - all my fault from not paying enough attention. Clem Polish Spirit planted I think 4 years ago in a pot - first year fantastic blooms. Last year, tons of foliage, no flowers at all. Couple of weeks ago it took me over an hour after a good few soaks to remove it from the pot and no wonder it wasn't ever coming to anything. Pot-bound. Roots were enormous. Needed the wheelbarrow as I couldn't even lift it. There was a lesson in neglect and ignorance. I've chopped it to base and planted it in an enormous hole hoping it will send out shoots sometime later.
Beautiful 'Rebecca' which bloomed in great style for 2 years - was not pot bound. Looked as normal until a few weeks ago then it completely wilted. So now it's in the 'hospital' bed also cut to base but showing signs of little shoots coming up now.
'Miss Bateman' bought last year late in the season - decided to pot it to keep it over the winter. It has come up but it is also starting to wilt. It was re-potted in fresh compost to get it over winter but the leaves seem to have a rust type infection. Not sure what it is. I don't want to put it in the ground until I know what this is. Any idea anyone? Should I burn it or persevere?
Miss Bateman pic 1
Miss Bateman leaves pic 2
I have a few other clematis who are doing just fine in the ground and in pots. I just haven't paid enough attention to what was going on with these ones.
Apologies if I should have put these on a new thread instead of this one.
Last edited: 27 May 2016 14:29:10