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CLEMATIS PROBLEM

Jerseyboy12Jerseyboy12 Posts: 3
I have two Spring flowering clematis.  Both are growing well and planted in the the ground, but one has discoloured leaves.  Please can anyone tell me what this is and if treatable.  Pictures attached

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  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 15,707
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,083
    @Jerseyboy12 There is a website https://clematisontheweb.org/index.cfm which lists thousands of clematis, their groups, size, colour and more.   It also has a page on diseases affecting the foliage - https://clematisontheweb.org/new-disease-mottling.cfm

    I don't think your foliage looks anything like the images there so I would just make sure your clematis are well fed with some liquid rose or tomato feed and maybe some seaweed too as that has more minerals.  This will make them strong and healthy and better able to fight off pests and diseases.

    Make sure they don't go thirsty in hot or dry spells.  Better to give one good deep drink a week - 10 to 15 litres - than to give dribbles of just a few litres as you need to encourage the roots to go down deep to seek out moisture and nutrients.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Jerseyboy12Jerseyboy12 Posts: 3
    Big thanks for you reply - very helpful  :)
  • bcpathomebcpathome Buckinghamshire Posts: 538
    Look fine to me .
  • Kate 7Kate 7 Posts: 341
    Looks like powdery mildew.
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