Register with us or sign in
in Problem solving
I planted a buddlea buzz in a container last year. I pruned it inAutumn and again in spring and it looked really healthy until this last week when it has started to develop wilting yellow leaves and doesn't seem to be improving after watering. Any ideas what is causing it please?
Mine has gone the same way. I originally planted it into a container in 2012. It is getting enough water, and is in a sunny position. Any ideas would be welcomed.
I haven't changed compost since planted last year so will do that tomorrow. I haven't been feeding it either as I thought I only needed to do that when it starts to flower. What best to feed with? I have blood fish & bone or chicken pellets & also comfrey tea and how often should I be feeding? Thank you so much for fast response.
Feerilisers like fish blood and bone a d chicken pellets will not do much for your buddleia right now. Too slow. Use it in early spring and again in early summer.......that might sound odd but those fertilisers take about 8 to 10 weeks to feed plants.
So, ESP in pots, use phostrogen or tomato food for immediate effect.
Ok job for today . Thank you everyone.
if a buddleja will happily grow from a brick wall or chimney pot, they can't need that much feeding, can they?
I've got those buzz buddlejas, they put on quite a bit of growth for a 'compact' plant, if I feed them they might take over the garden