Why can I not grow clematis?
They always wither and die on me. I have two now, one planted in the garden and growing (incredibly slowly) up the fence and another in a tub. Both look sick and spindly and are just not flourishing. I have covered the base / roots with tiles but don't know what else to do with them. And I have no idea what type of soil it is. I normally mix old soil and stones at the bottom of the pot, then good soil mixed with perlite and a little horse manure in the middle. My garden soil has had so many bags of compost on it, it must be really good soil by now!!.
- 30 Jul, 2009