The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

By Waddy

Lancashire, United Kingdom Gb

I bought two Clematis 'Comtesse De Bouchaud' about a month ago. One is doing really well and has just today started to flower. However the other one has started to look droopy. I have treated them both the same and they are both on a fan trellis against the fence which faces North. Can anyone tell me what's wrong please?

On plant Clematis

Img_20210628_143016_resized_20210628_023256290 Img_20210628_143023_resized_20210628_023255993 Img_20210628_143035_resized_20210628_023255683



I don't grow clematis but I often hear they want their feet in the shade and their head in the sun. Double check that aspect - the planting depth, good drainage and cover with a few inches of mulch to keep the roots cool, moist & shaded. Be careful with fertilizer. Too much is no good.

28 Jun, 2021


I've done all that Paul the one which is doing well has been planted just the same and in same aspect.

28 Jun, 2021


I've got one clematis on a north fence, which has been there for years and seems to do well but I have a clematis Princess Diana which has been all around the garden because it hated that aspect. I found that the stems had been rasped away by snails and it had the same problem as yours, so now it's in a pot facing east and it seems perfectly happy.

29 Jun, 2021

How do I say thanks?

Answer question

Related photos

  • Clematis montana at its best. (Clematis montana (Clematis))
  • Favorite clematis  (Clematis 'Josephine')
  • Clematis napaulensis - buds 2009 (Clematis napaulensis)
  • Clematis Victoria with Clematis Vitcella Betty Corning (Clematis Vitcella)

Related products


Related questions

Not found an answer?