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15/07/2013 at 19:13

Hi since the hot weather my bay has really dried up. Its been watered regulaly but still has curled leaves.

the tree was transplanted from a border into a pot in feb 2013 and i wondered if that had anything to do with it.

16/07/2013 at 00:48

 Water it well.  Whan it was put in a pot, no doubt the roots were cut.

16/07/2013 at 08:16

Tim just remember too that the top growth needs to have adequate nutrition and water  from the roots and in a pot access to water is restricted right away. Athough bay likes the sun it may just be in too sunny a spot just now for it to get enough moisture for that foliage no matter how often you water, so it could be worth moving it so that it gets a  little shade during the hottest part of the day. I had the same problem recently with a ligularia. It's in a big pot and kept well watered but the large top growth was struggling to get enough moisture during this heatwave even though it likes sun. Moved it to a better spot and it's totally happy.

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