Hi folks I have a much-beloved clematis which GoYers kindly identified for me earlier this season as "Ville de Lyon" (French, 1899, it seems, v. suitable given where it's living!... It always flowers its socks off for me but usually stops early August. This year it's gone on having some flowers amidst the going-over foliage but they are much smaller. Do I worry - is it trying to tell me something? (I would normally prune it right back in March, and this has seemed to suit it). I've never fed it and it lives in a parched bed on a south-facing wall (but with two horrid concrete blocks at its feet, which presumably Madame-the-previous-owner put in to shade its roots). Thanks for your help.
- 12 Sep, 2012