The following was received via email: Hi, I have a blue ravine clematis (my favourite of all clematis) on a southern fence; open lattice and fairly exposed. It shows no sign of life. Every other clematis that I have, does. Some of the stems looked very thin and ragged at the bottom and I cut those out. The roots look very good still. It looks as though maybe there was some new growth started (very small) and it was killed by the late snow! What should I do? This was the year it would have been spectacular!