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Alpline Dancer

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Topic: Alpline Dancer
Posted By: Duffy
Subject: Alpline Dancer
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 7:23pm
Hi, I know we have a lot of rain lately, but my alpine dancer is wilting as per the photos, any one get any ideas why, it seem ok for a while,

Posted By: Duffy
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 7:23pm
another image

Posted By: yaku
Date Posted: 13 Jun 2012 at 8:54am
a few things come to mind, it could be to wet, do it get turgid in the morning, ?? if it may be root rot (Phytopthora)  or finally being in to rich a compost/ over-fertilized

Posted By: Duffy
Date Posted: 13 Jun 2012 at 12:48pm
Hi whats "turgid" please, compost is goodwins all other clematis are planted in it, how do i tell if it is root rot please?

Posted By: yaku
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2012 at 11:23am

turgid = mean it do not hang the leaves (leaves on full tank, not half dried out). If the plant hang in the morning it's most probably Phytopthora,  the roots will be brown and dead.
When looking at plants the experienced plants-man will see the leaves has lost their gloss, often colour towards olive-green (most easy to see in conifers)
Many potting mixes contain slow release fertilizers and if stored to long they may have a very high salt level (conductivity) and will burn the roots or cause browning along the edges of the leaves.
As plants breathe with their roots it may come from over watering, this is the most common way of killing house plants.
Never water more than 3 times a week!

How do it look today??

Posted By: Duffy
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2012 at 5:26pm
well not to good really I have cut it back to the main stems and alot of hope, could be the root rot due the the amount of rain the compost is still soaking 8ins down from the top.

Guess just have to wait and see, shame really had really nice flowers on it as well :(

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