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16/04/2013 at 13:17
My strawberry plants are suffering from severe die back on the leaves. Some plants look dead. I pulled one up and it appears to have little red bits all around the roots. The plants were new last year and planted in troughs with new compost.any ideas?
16/04/2013 at 18:00
Check the compost for vine weevils, they are a major pest which eats the roots. Your plants will suddenly wilt and die once the root destruction becomes terminal.
16/04/2013 at 21:11

you might have some damage from the frost or cold wind,they do have a bit of die back this time of year and new leaves will appear.Old plants will look a bit withered but it is the young ones you nee to keep an eye on.

17/04/2013 at 07:09

I have 2 strawberry plants in pots which I kept in the mini greenhouse over winter. After checking a few weeks ago I thought I'd lost one of them but left it alone and hey ho it's doing just fine now so leave them a while & hopefully they'll recover


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