Clematis Mrs Cholmondeley leaves

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  1. Kevin73

    Kevin73 Apprentice Gardener

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    Bought this group 2 clematis from a garden centre recently and planted it.

    It was like this before I planted - what do I do to remedy the leaves looking so shrivelled and browning?

    It is Planted on south side and north facing next to another group 3 clematis (Margaret hunt) which is flowering now and in good health.
     

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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Personally I dont think you can expect it to be doing too much at this time of the year.

    I'm not into clematis, but most plants are now shutting down for winter.
     
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      Yes I’m not expecting flowers but do I need to do anything now because of the leave situation? Just wondering if something is wrong?
       
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      My guess would be that the leaves will be falling off soon anyway, its autumn.
       
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        Hello Kevin73, don't worry! Clematis do start to look very tatty in autumn. It probably dried out a bit in the nursery, too. You can snip off the brown-edged leaves if you want to tidy it up, but all the excitement is over now until you see the new buds appearing (usually in February). That's when you cut off all the old growth above the buds and start training the new stems into their support :) A feed of blood, fish and bone and close attention to the watering next summer, and she'll be fine.
         
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