I have these groups of dead clematis flowers and I don't know if I should remove them or not.
Some growers remove the spent flowers to encourage a new flush of flowers. Some people like the seedheads. If you wish to have more flowers, trim the dead flowers to just below the second leaf note so it will produce more stems and keep it watered. If you like the seedheads, remove 50 percent of them. Good luck.
I planted a Clematis ramona several years ago and always pruned hard in fall. Two years ago I missed the fall pruning and pruned in February when no new growth showed. Last year I had one flower, and so far this year no buds are showing. The leaves are healthy and growing. Will I ever have flowers again on this plant? When is the proper time to prune Clematis ramona, and can it be deadheaded?
Use a fertilizer high in phosphorous on your clematis. Something that is about a 10-20-10 NPK ratio or even rose food can be used to fertilize clematis. Anything having too much nitrogen will only result in an abundance of foliage growth with few blooms. You do not need to deadhead blooms but doing so will not hurt the plant. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis/growing-clematis.htm
I had a clematis die from the ground up, so the next year I planted a new one on the other side of the yard and the same thing happened. My flowers seem to struggle also, as well as my tomato plant this year. Any info is greatly appreciated!
It sounds like something is attacking the roots. There are several rodents and grubs that can do this. Check the roots for damage and inspect the area for grubs.
Last year I pot-planted a clematis climbing vine. it was a successful potted plant effort; however, it perished in the Long Island fall and winter. I removed the pot in January and that was that. This spring I noticed a sprout. It had rooted through the pot. It grew and grew and now I have stalks about 3/4 inch in diameter and a plant about 7' by 4'! What do I do this winter? Trim the leaves from the vine? Please advise. . . I love my vine!
Clematis vines only need a basic mulch cover on the crown after the soil freezes. Keep it moist before freeze up and it should get through the winter just fine. Hold off pruning until early spring for most types or following bloom in others. This article may be helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis/growing-clematis.htm
Indoor plants should be cut back to 8-12 inches. Also, container-grown clematis may need to be insulated or moved to a sheltered location for successful overwintering.
Plants seem to be drying up but do not produce new growth. Leaves and stems get dark brown and we have to cut them away, reducing the plants considerably. Thank you for your info.
It sounds like the plant has a fungus. There are many it could be, but most are treated with a fungicide. Just treat the plant with a fungicide and this should help.
How much should I prune my clematis, and when?
Best time to prune clematis is just after flowering. As to how much, depends on how established the plant is, I've cut well established plants back to just above the ground and they come back stronger than ever. If you don't have many shoots you can cut them back to a few buds then the plant will produce a lot more shoots the following season. In my opinion as a pro gardener you won't do any damage to a clematis by any amount of pruning. Just keep the dead twiggy stuff out and prune to restrict.
I have two questions:
1. My yucca plants (if that is what they actually are) have pods on the stalks. I was told these were seeds, but your article didn't mention seeds when I read about cutting the stalks off. Are these pods of any use to me?
2. I don't know how to care for my clematis. I have one vine that grows up and flowers. I've never cut this vine back, so maybe that's why it's so thin. How do I get it to bush out? Do I cut the whole vine down, and if so, when?
The stalk on the yucca can have a seedpod. Most people just discard it, but you can plant the seeds to get more yucca if you would like. This article can help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/yucca/propagation-of-yucca-plant.htm
To make the clematis bush out, snip the very end of the vine off, just like the last few inches. This will force the terminal (side) buds to turn into branches and make the plant more bushy.