Im hoping someone can advise me on my 2 issues. I have 2 clemtises
1. Montana has been planted about 4 years. Looks healthy and finished
flowering about 3 weeks ago. Saying that, I think it has developed
some new growth in last week. Should I leave it? Also, I have never
cut it back thogh so I wondering when I can do that, and if so, how
2. Other clematis, type unknown, has loads of new growth and likely
to start flowering in next week. I have seen though it is covered in
black fly. I have never come across this before (you can tell I am a
new gardener!). I assume I have to treat it. How is best to deal with
Your thoughts, tips and advice wd be much appreciated.
I have three clematis growing on the same trellis. I've never pruned
any of them, nor cut them back. They have been blooming for about 10
years now with no ill effects.
Blast them with a garden hose, every morning, for 3-4 days. Most
insects will leave. Black flies should not be a threat to a plant
because they feed on blood. If you are getting bitten, DEET will
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