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Dog verses Clematis !


My lovely dog ???? has chewed to top off one of my Clemitis ! It is still alive but is showing no growth in contrast to the I chewed one which we brought at the same time. Do I give up and buy another or will it come back once it has got over the trauma ?

Many thanks 

Sara x


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,735

    It will come back.image I have had them jumped on and broken down to the ground and they do come back.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Thanks Pansyface, I shall refrain from running down to the garden centre ! x

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,740

    Oh Sara, you'd be sure to find something else at the GC to take your mind off the clematis until it grows back. image

  • I bet, may just pop up there anyway ????

  • MelspadMelspad Posts: 73

    When planting all clematis it is always advisable to plant a good couple of inches below the surface, then if your dog or mower or large foot manages to damage the top growth, given time it will reshoot again.  Rule of thumb, never dig up a clematis until you have given it two years to make an appearance!  This has proven correct on many occasions.

  • Thanks Melspade, that's useful advice. Still went to the garden centre now have a wisteria for him to eat ! x

  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    clematis are toxic to dogs

    no chewing allowedimage

  • Never knew that Wintersong ! He will be well kept away for more than one reason now ???? x

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