Storm casualties - what can I do?
Only recently planted 3 clematis - last week in fact and the recent storm has battered them into submission. Only two days ago they looked really healthy, twinung around my trellis and even forming buds.
Today I checked moisture levels - unsurprisingly they don't need watering - and noticed black leaves and withered bits?! Is this because of too much rain, the wind or both?
Most importantly, what can I do to help?
Of the three I planted the Montana Vera still looks healthy.
This is the leaves of Clematis Niobe
and this is Clematis Duchess of Edinburgh, identical damage
Can these be saved? Or should/could I return them? (No idea if they would replace anyway)