Clematis Armandii and Passiflora climbers - rapid decline :(

Panama Pete

Re: Clematis Armandii and Passiflora climbers - rapid declin

Post by Panama Pete » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:11 am

Excessive watering possibly

JBALLY

Re: Clematis Armandii and Passiflora climbers - rapid declin

Post by JBALLY » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:29 am

The passiflora should recover as it does not look too bad and you have potted it into a better mix quite quickly. They are very easy to take cuttings from as well so if you do get it going again take a few cuttings and give them a little bottom heat they root quite fast and then you will have a couple of spares. icon_thumleft

Vagetarian

Re: Clematis Armandii and Passiflora climbers - rapid declin

Post by Vagetarian » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:33 am

My Passiflora edulis seems to be one of the most sensitive plants I've got in terms of not hardening off properly.

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Re: Clematis Armandii and Passiflora climbers - rapid declin

Post by The Codfather » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:57 am

I bought a opassion flower last year.....love it. Anyway I love oit that much I bought a new one in the sales at winter and its in the greenhouse.

Last years has not come back.....so what do I do with the one in the garage.
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Darlo Mark

Re: Clematis Armandii and Passiflora climbers - rapid declin

Post by Darlo Mark » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:38 pm

Leave a bit longer Martin, mine is just coming back into growth, it had no protection.

cordyman

Re: Clematis Armandii and Passiflora climbers - rapid declin

Post by cordyman » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:39 pm

Update and thanks Dee for the suggestion as didnt cross my mind, but took it back and it they gave me a credit note for the "failed" Passion flower icon_thumleft

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Replaced it with a cheaper £3.99 passiflora

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I found the cause of the browing Armandii too! loads of fox poo scattered around the planting hole, and the woody stem snapped at the bottom :cry:


I had to cut all the growth off, dug it up again, soaked in a bucket of water, planted even deeper, and covered in gravel to keep cool, not sure if i'll see any growth this year?



All thats left of it before covering up...

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cordyman

Re: Clematis Armandii and Passiflora climbers - rapid declin

Post by cordyman » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:45 pm

I'm paranoid about planted this one now, so i've left it in its small pot and just situated it in the chosen location, keeping a close eye on it for decline in health :oops: I think after a week if its still looking good i'll plant it?


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Deedee

Re: Clematis Armandii and Passiflora climbers - rapid declin

Post by Deedee » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:20 pm

A fox! omg i thought i had problems with cats poo :shock: How the heck do you deter a fox.. I had a passiflora in a big black bucket sunk into a border in front of trellis and it flowered and fruited every year untill 2 years ago when a bad winter brought down my fence and the trellis so i redesigned the area, I decided to "lift" the pot out of the border but it was stuck solid, the roots had burst through the pot, what a job that was to get out :mrgreen: Hay, good result with taking the plant back icon_thumleft

JBALLY

Re: Clematis Armandii and Passiflora climbers - rapid declin

Post by JBALLY » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:58 am

Cordy I had a problem with cats snapping stems of newly planted climbers in one of the gardens I work in and had to resort to putting a te-pee of small canes around them to stop the damage until they were well established and by then the canes were nearly invisible covered by the foliage.

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