On 22/05/2020 15:35, Ian Jackson wrote:
In message , Jeff Layman
On 22/05/20 14:58, Primrose wrote:
Yesterday the flowers were very perky.Â* We've had some really strong
winds today.Â* I went out to water and noticed that some of clematis
flowers are wilting.Â* Not all them are wilting just a few.Â* Photo:
Â*Could it be the wind?Â* The leaves look healthy enough.
You can always give it some water to see if that helps. But in my
non-expert opinion, any sudden wilt on a clematis, particularly at
this time of the year, is almost diagnostic of clematis wilt even if
the leaves haven't (yet) wilted.
It's possible that the combination of a hot sun and a strong wind is
having the same effect as a hot-air gun. Even though it's the wrong time
of day to do it, I've been out with the hosepipe.
It can certainly get very hot in the garden, South-West. I have given
it some more water. I must admit that one side was dryer than the other.
I'm a sew and sow!