clematis dying

Doreen Cresswell asked 13 years ago

I had two beautiful Clematis Montana grandiflora (CM Alba) planted three years ago. Up to this year the two of them were growing well with a beautiful fragrance, then this spring one of them didn’t grow any leaves etc, and I think it was because of a dog that moved in next door about 6 months ago, and possibly used the soil at the other side of the fence for a toilet. Is there any point of planting another Clematis, or has the soil been destroyed. If I plant another clematis Is there anything I could add to the soil to prevent the same happening?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
While it is possible that is unlikely to be the cause. It is more likely that winter waterlogging or a root rot is to blame. The other plants will probably fill the space.