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Clematis "Apple Blossom"

Two months ago I planted a healthy-looking Armandi Apple Blossom,expecting it to grow vigorously over its first summer. However, all the growing tips have been nipped off and the plant is making no progress at all.Apart from the expense (it cost £24-99),it is disappointing that my blank fence is not after all going to be covered in evergreen foliage before the winter sets in.Any ideas, please?


  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    Slugs and snails love to eat clematis

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,425

    Everything takes time to settle down. This one does its flowering very early and then puts on extension growth. 

    Mine covered the entrance to the summerhouse earlier in the year and is hardening off the new growth now.  

    Just you wait, pansy face is right off over the fence and further if it gets a chance. I saw it in the garden of a residential home, it had covered an area at least 40 foot long and 20 wide, taken in 4 rotary clothes lines and the fences on all four sides. It was lovelyimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    I had   a similar problem and it turned out to be ,and I know not why, lily beetles.I have now tried my own solution of garlic drink for my plants as well as spray and indeed my indoor plants are doing ok on it  as like most things they hate garlic and it also very good for the plant but not on seedlings .

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