Clematis Armandii and Passiflora climbers - rapid decline :(

User avatar
Panama Pete
Posts: 1201
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:57 pm
Location: nottinghamshire
Contact:

Re: Clematis Armandii and Passiflora climbers - rapid declin

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

Excessive watering possibly


JBALLY
Posts: 495
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:23 pm
Location: leicester

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


User avatar
Vagetarian
Posts: 939
Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:37 am
Location: Norfolk

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.


User avatar
The Codfather
Posts: 6436
Joined: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:02 pm
Location: Darlington, C.O. Durham

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.
AKA - Martin

Wish list - Big Palms or Dicksonia antarctica's but open to anything really.....Cash Waiting !


User avatar
Darlo Mark
Posts: 1348
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:50 pm
Location: Darlington

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.
Winter lows:
Winter 2009-10 -9.5
Winter 2010-11 -15.0
winter 2011-12 (so far) -7.2


User avatar
cordyman
Posts: 7129
Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:24 pm
Location: Northwest UK

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

Image

Replaced it with a cheaper £3.99 passiflora

Image



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...

Image


User avatar
cordyman
Posts: 7129
Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:24 pm
Location: Northwest UK

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?


Image

Image

Image


User avatar
Deedee
Posts: 1706
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:17 am
Location: Newcastle upon tyne

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
Posts: 495
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:23 pm
Location: leicester

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.


Post Reply