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Is my clematis montana dying?

SophieKSophieK Wimbledon, LondonPosts: 71
edited November 2020 in Problem solving
For about a week now, my Group 1 clematis montana "fragrant spring" seems to be dying. The stems are fine, and I cannot see wilt, what could it be? What can I do?
It's a fairly young specimen as I only planted it about a year ago.
Help please!


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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 6,289
    Hello Sophie, it's normal for clematis to lose their leaves and look very tatty at this time of year so I wouldn't worry too much.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,359
    I can't open those. Can you just drag the pix onto the post instead?
    Montanas don't get wilt  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • SophieKSophieK Wimbledon, LondonPosts: 71


    I don’t know why the photos didn’t show properly on the first post 🤷‍♀️
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,776
    They do look dead in the winter and shoot out again next Spring.
    I’d remove those pieces of slate so that it can get maximum rainfall. It’s a bit too close to the fence so you will need to water it. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,359
    I'd agree with Lyn. It's very near the fence, and unless you get a lot of very persistent rainfall in that direction, that will be a drier area. They need a lot of moisture until well established. 
    The slate will just give slugs somewhere to hide too. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • SophieKSophieK Wimbledon, LondonPosts: 71
    Thank you both for your feedback. Will water it asap and remove the slate and hopefully that will do the trick.
    admittedly we’ve nit had rain for a while now, probably 2 weeks.
  • Mine looks just like that!😱  Clems tend to look awful come winter.
    The whole truth is an instrument that can only be played by an expert.
  • Our clematis has started flowering again! Shows what strange weather we have been having.
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