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23/05/2013 at 14:44


I have 5 'Pink Marble' photinias which accidentally got waterlogged, as soon as I noticed I repotted them in a general compost and put them in a sheltered sunny spot and kept an eye on their watering - but they don't seem to be reviving at all


Is there anything I can do?

23/05/2013 at 18:34

Trouble is, if they get waterlogged for too long the roots are starved of oxygen and they die.

23/05/2013 at 18:41

How long did the waterlogging go on for Sandlake

24/05/2013 at 08:41

You can't do anything other than let them dry out and give them time. Whether they recover or not is out of your hands apart from that. Good luck to them! xx

24/05/2013 at 14:11


Sorry for the delay in replying.

The plants were waterlogged for about 5 days to a week. As soon as I noticed I drained them off and they were repotted the next day.

24/05/2013 at 14:22

I agree with auntie betty, you've done all you can. It happened to me once with some hollies. My uncle gave them to me and I didn't realise there were no drainage holes in the pots. Far too late to save them by the time I noticed.

24/05/2013 at 14:27

I had about 15 of them in a row, against a fence, the fence I am wanting thme to replace. The 5 furthest away got least attention, the first 10 were and are still fine and flourishing but these 5 for some reason got waterlogged - can't figure out why.


Thnaks for your help. I have just been looking up advice on how to take cuttings!

24/05/2013 at 14:35

Is there a gutter overflowing into it or a soakaway? I'd find out why before you plant anything else there. Overflowing gutter, soakaway, lowest point in some badly draining area. If you can't cure it try some of those coloured stemmed dogwoods. They'll be able to take it.

24/05/2013 at 14:41

There is nothing like that, there is no apparent reason for it. I suspect kids fooling around

24/05/2013 at 14:52

are they your kids, can you stop them doing it again?

24/05/2013 at 14:55

Not mine, I will beef up the fence so that they can't get access in future

24/05/2013 at 14:56

good idea

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