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Clematis Mildew

I have an old clematis which blooms from June - Oct and looks as though it's been in place for years.  For the first time this year it has a lot of mildew and some of the flowers are dying off.  Should I wait until the autumn to cut it right back or should I do it now before the mildew spreads around?

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,855

    I think that I would wait. If you cut it back now and we get a bit of an Indian Summer (yeah right!) it may produce some young shoots that will then get hammered by the frost. You could remove a few of the worst affected stems if it is so bad.

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