My clematis are not doing well, what can I do?

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The flowers are not doing well, they are dying. They have little holes.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 21, 2016
    Use a horticultural oil on them. Repeat as necessary.
  • E Stidham E Stidham on Jun 21, 2016
    Clematis like their "feet in the shade and their head in the sun".
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 21, 2016
    Actually Clematis produce more flowers in full sun.
  • Ranger Ranger on Jun 22, 2016
    There are plenty of books on that tree specifically in the library...
  • Linda Fusco Socha Linda Fusco Socha on Jun 22, 2016
    A neighbor friend once told me that clematis like cool feet. Be sure to mulch kindly. The hate rocks. That advice was super helpful for my clematis issues!
  • Bel3452385 Bel3452385 on Jun 22, 2016
    Try incorporating, compost in the soil feeding the plant more neutrients. This year our plant grew fine except there were no flowers :-(
  • Mary Coakley Mary Coakley on Jun 22, 2016
    Are you watering and feeding them,once a week to feed,we have unusualiy hot weather at present so I water every evening,maybe try this and I hope they rejuvenite for you.
  • Louise Louise on Jun 23, 2016
    I plant something small at the clamitis feet. I sprinkle with 1/4 cup epson salts, water it into the soil, & cut off the old spent flowers (the plant is using energy on the old flowers). As the plant gets older & stronger the blooms get bigger and bigger. Hope that helps.
  • Judy Ackerman Judy Ackerman on Jun 25, 2016
    Clematis like full sun but their roots need to be kept cool. I Use rocks to shield them from the sun and I find this works well. My clematis are beautiful this year. I water as needed but go easy of the fertilizer.