It’s early July, and the clematis are flowering. Some are prolific bloomers and a few are looking a bit straggly. It’s my fault because I did not get a delivery of composted manure until very late in the season. I must remember to feed the vines in the fall or early spring.
For every clematis that dies from wilt, I am replacing the larger flowering variety with a small flowering variety because they don’t seem to be victims of the disease. Also I have found I am preferring the small bell- shaped clematis to the super-size ones that demand so much attention.
Here are a few from my collection: For a more in depth article on Clematis please read Clematis- Soaring Beauty.