Answer: It's really difficult to diagnose a plant problem without seeing the plant. It sounds as though your clematis was planted properly and if you've been watering regularly, it should thrive. Foliage symptoms can sometimes be traced to soil pH or even poor drainage due to over-watering. I would feed it lightly (use a half-strength dilution of water soluable fertilizer such as Peter's or Miracle Gro) and water it deeply once or twice a week. It should perk up in a few weeks.
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