Essex, United Kingdom
Its been 10 months since my last visit....................feel a bit cheeky asking for help now but I'm stumped! Clematis alpina Constance has grown like Topsy but has not a single flower bud. Was told to cut it down to knee height in the late autumn by the chap who sold it to me. Lost my nerve and cut it at 5 foot. My Miss Bateman however has flowered but not very well. Being eaten by something......snails I think, and is a lot paler than last year. Last year was its first and I'm sure there was more pink in it but this year is a snowy white - even the little fronds in the centre are very very pale. Was told to feed in the spring, which I did, but did I give it the right stuff? Just gave it some generic plant foody stuff? Another clematis that I bought in the market without a name on it has also failed to flower. As its flowers were similar in shape to the Miss Batemen I didn't cut it back but just fed it. No flowers, no buds - lots and lots of leaf growth. This one's in a pot. What am I doing wrong chaps?
- 17 Jun, 2010