Clematis Nelly Moser Group 2/ Akebia has spotty stems/Thank-you
1. I bought a Nelly Moser clematis last year as I thought they were easy to look after and had plenty of flowers. It only had 3 or 4 flower buds on when I bought it but they flowered. I pruned it by the group 2 book as soon as the flowers died. This year it hasn't had a single bud!!! It is in a large terracotta pot and looks really healthy. What have I done wrong? How do I get it to flower please??
2. My Akebia, which swamps the trellises in my front garden has no physical signs of ailing leaves or flowers but when pruning after flowering I noticed that all the main stems and trunk are covered in what look like white spots. Panicking I have chopped it down to ground level in case it it a nasty disease that will kill all my other plants nearby.! A new leaf has appeared and looks completely healthy so do Akebia stems always have spots?
3. Thank-you. Your very quick response to my Wisteria in a tall chimney has saved its life! Now happily in the ground on a trellis in the front garden which is sunny in the afternoon.