Help I’ve got lumpy clema­tis!

Garden Answers (UK) - - Problems Solved -

Q What are these lumps on my clema­tis? They dried out the stalks com­pletely MARLENE SNEE, BY EMAIL

ATh­ese are scale in­sects and they suck the sap of plants. When young they move around the plant but as they ma­ture they stop mov­ing and just suck sap un­til they ma­ture and die, re­leas­ing eggs that de­velop into young ‘crawlers’. They tend to be more com­mon on trees and shrubs that are stressed through want of wa­ter or nu­tri­ents. If the stems are dead, cut them out and make sure the clema­tis is wa­tered and fed next sea­son. Spray the plant with an in­sec­ti­cide sev­eral times next spring, be­fore flow­er­ing, to con­trol any scale in­sects that re­main.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.