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Clematis and roses

toxicdriptoxicdrip Posts: 13

I have two climbing roses which aren't doing very well and to be honest I'm a bit bored of them. I intend to replace them both with clematis armandii so can I grow the clematis in the same soil? Will something like rose sickness affect the clematis?



  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,047

    I've grown clematis where roses have been and haven't had a problem, but can't give you a definitive answer I'm afraid.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Provided the roses aren't disease-ridden in any way, I think the main problem would be that the soil is lacking in nutrients.

  • toxicdriptoxicdrip Posts: 13

    Thanks both. The roses are virtually leafless due to black spot. This is despite spraying and attempting to tackle the spores. I just seem to live in a really bad area (none of my neighbours have roses. Bit of a clue there that I ignored!) and even 'Compassion' isn't doing well. I'm hoping that the clematis will fare better as I have Nelly Moser in the same garden and it seems to be thriving.

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    You should be fine. If you have fungal problems, it's often a sign of clean air, believe it or not - city pollutants kill some fungi. A major example of this is rust on hollyhocks.

  • Clematis armadii gets huge and doesn't particularly like pruning!! 

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