Rangitikei, New Zealand
I live in NZ & a few weeks ago I planted a lovely NZ native clematis 'clematis panniculata', which I think is available in UK now. It was planted about 9 weeks ago I think, & was covered in flowers. I have been nurturing it very carefully ... planted in a sheltered corner with the roots in a cool shaded spot, & watered daily. I was really anxious it would develop clematis wilt, but thankfully it appeared to be doing fine, with some fresh leaf growth. But then some of the flowers started dropping off about 3 weeks ago, & now there are no flowers on it at all, yet it is only mid-spring here & the clematis montana in the area are still in full bloom. Is it an early bloomer & this is natural, or could there be something wrong with it?
- 6 Nov, 2011