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27/06/2012 at 22:20

Hi, I'm new to the forum so don't know if this question has been asked before.  I am growing from seed and in deep tubs canary creepers which are creeping wonderfully up my bamboo screeing.  I had coupled them with heavenly blue morning glories as I love blues & yellows together but the theleaves were yellowing so I thought they were maybe overcrowded and removed the morning glories but the lower leaves of the creepers are still yellowing with brown spots and some of the morning glory leaves are very pale yellow.  Differing opinions say give lots of water/don't water too much.  We get lots of rain/wind and the odd bit of sunshine here - can anyone advise on what I am doing wrong?  Yours gratefully.

27/06/2012 at 22:35

Check how wet the tubs are - they want to be nicely damp, not soggy.

Secondly, has it been cold where you are? Morning glories in particular like a minimum temperature of 11C at night.

Thirdly, try giving them a feed - both are vigorous plants, and will be taking a lot out of the soil in a pot.

28/06/2012 at 10:15

Thanks Alina.  The containers are on the dry side of damp and I had noticed they like quite a bit of water!  I had resisted feeding both the creepers and morning glories as I was concerned they would produce more leaves to the detriment of flowers but I have taken your advice and have given them a good feed tonight so fingers crossed!

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