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23/08/2013 at 09:40

Help i am a novice gardener!

i'm growing a passion flower in a wooden trough up a trellis on a small roof terrace.

everything seem to be going well as the flower has grown very quickly and looks healthy but just in the last week i have noticed that the lower leaves are turning a more yellowish colour and few have dropped off, should i be worried.

I care for it buy, watering daily and small spoon on miracle grow once a week.

also it has a lot of fruit on it, should these picked off or allowed to fall naturally?

thanks in advance

23/08/2013 at 18:32

Hi There, I am not sure if anything is wrong, but I always lose some lower leaves on my passion flowers every year. Like yours they turn yellow and drop off, but top growth, flowers and fruit remain ok.

                    

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Would be intrested to know if others have found out what causes it and whether the plant is slowly being damaged, is under stress / needs something.

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