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Dottie May

Clematis

I have a Clematis growing in a tub and has started to flower. The lower leaves are turning brown and wondered what the cause could be. I don't think it is Clematis wilt - do you think it needs a feed as the compost hasn't been renewed from last year?

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sandra

Clematis

Dottie
Definitely needs a feed I'd say. Have experienced clematis wilt and that does literally happen overnight so it isn't, as you said ,that.

My Dad - a great gardener - never would put a climber in a pot. He firmly believed in the "height you see above ground is equal to the depth of the root system ".

Over the years I tend to agree !

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Dottie May

Clematis

Many thanks for your replies. Will give it a feed today and see how things go. I'll also top up with some fresh compost as that may also help.

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Nenna

Clematis

I am not a great gardener but I do have success with some plants. I have a clematis growing in a pot on my patio which has been there for a number of years and year after year we have a wonderful display of beautiful blooms. It is in flower now and giving us much pleasure. The pot it is in is quite big but I don't give it a great deal of cosseting, I don't think I've ever fed it but I do give it plenty of water and cut it down each year, holding my breath that I am doing it at the right time! I think I must have been lucky when I chose this particular plant as I have lost other clematis.

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witty

Don't feed yet

Wait until your clematis has finished flowering before you feed it. Feeding a clematis whilst it's in bloom will shorten its flowering period. If you haven't already, it might be worth putting some gravel or stones on top of the soil, they like to have cool roots.

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Dottie May

Don't Feed Yet!

Oooops - too late - I've fed it.

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JaneMR

Clematis

There are some clematis especially for pots. And as for pruning! as you say, but I think I am finally getting to grips with the 3 types after some years.

I love them, especially when they grow through otherwise rather dull green bushes and people say "Goodness, what is that shrub?"

 
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