Three years ago I planted a Clematis Armandii Appleblossom. It is growing up the house in a narrow bed with a paving stone path in front of it and then a large flower bed. It grew beautifully - last year had quite a few flowers and this year loads of lightly perfumed flowers. Lovely. BUT ... all through the summer the leaves have blackened from the base and this is continuing upwards. The other end, which is quite prolific is full of new leaves and growth. Have watered it well because of its position, fed it and given it a dose of Epsom Salts which was suggested to me. Is it in fact dying or is this usual? Advice gratefully received as I dont want to loose it.
- 9 Sep, 2011