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Clematis wilt?

Hi guys,

I noticed tonight that the leaves on my clematis (gypsy queen) have turned brown, is this clematis wilt? Or does anyone know what might have caused it? I have another one planted beside it which is lovely and green...

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,069
    It is most likely thirst.   Try giving it a good drink - 10 litres - and again tomorrow and the next day and make sure it isn't going dry because it's planted too close to a wall or in a rain shadow.    
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • GraemeCGraemeC Posts: 55
    Hi Obilixx, i do water it every day but maybe still not enough. i will give it a good drink over next few day then see how it looks.
    cheers!
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,194
    Do you have a photo of the whole plant Graeme? Is it in the ground or a pot?
    You might be overwatering or overfeeding too, and if there's another plant or plants nearby [you mentioned another clematis near it]  that can have an effect depending on the soil. What sort of soil medium is it growing in? 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • GraemeCGraemeC Posts: 55
    Hi Fairygirl, 

    both plants are in a raised bed planted about 1.5m apart. I water them daily but I haven't ever fed them as they were growing great with ctacking flowers! (they are both in flower so i suppose that could have took its toll...)
    It looks like its only certain stems that are turning brown.
    They have Rhudbekias around the base of them which are growing away fine and about to flower soon.



  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,069
    Clematis are very hungry, thirsty plants so please do feed them - a generous handful of slow release clematis fertiliser in spring and then a weekly drink of tomato food or comfrey tea, especially for clems in containers with restricted root runs.   Cut off the brown stems at the base and pull out gently then water and don't let them get dry.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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