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Browning leaves on clematis romantika

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    Posted: 27 Aug 2013 at 10:42am
I planted a Clematis Romantika in spring this year.  It flowered in July and these have now gone.  The leaves have gradually turned a reddish brown and the lower ones are going darker brown and a bit crispy.  Is this some sort of
deviciency? too much or too little water?  any suggestions gratefully received
 
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  Quote yaku Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Aug 2013 at 9:00am
when first flowering are over, prune back and feed (same day) and you will get another late flowering, if not pruned and there are a shortage of water the plant will do as you describe, thats just what clematis do when not maintained
 
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  Quote Ron.Carlile Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Sep 2013 at 3:08pm
if the plant was planted in a well prepaired soil it is hard to over water a clematis plant , it sounds that you may have either a well drained situation
or you are on clay that dries out and hardens , in both cases you need to have
a lot of composted material which will hold moiture in one case and break up the soil in the other , it may be a bit more than you would do for other plant but its worth it , best of luck with the plant .
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  Quote Orchard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 2013 at 8:16pm
Thanks.  I've lined up some well rotted compost ready to put on after this
downpour.
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  Quote yaku Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2013 at 9:57am
Originally posted by Orchard

Thanks.  I've lined up some well rotted compost ready to put on after this
downpour.

Rather than let the worms eat a lot of the nutrient,  use just fallen leaves and fresh grass clippings ( thin layer of grass & thick layer of leaves) large flowering Clematis are woodland plants and there are NO worms in the woods.
Clematis are able to absorb nutrient in the ammonium phase, trees and grass are not they have to wait until its broken down to nitrate, so they are good to compete in the environment.
The other possessive thing of using leaf mulching are it suppress weed.


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