Alex 9


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Blueberry Bush help

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 08:04

Thank you all for the suggestions and advice, I will dig it up as soon as I get a chance and have a look see. I do like the idea of using nematodes to treat

Blueberry Bush help

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 19:44

oh, I meant what should I look for in the roots? I'm not sure I'd know a healthy root from an unhealthy root to be honest, is there anything I should look for specifically?

Blueberry Bush help

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 17:21

how would I tell if it is a problem with the roots? Do I just treat it and hope for the best?

Blueberry Bush help

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 16:27

ok, thank you, I will get watering, I hope it will be enough to save the plant at this late stage!

Blueberry Bush help

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 16:17

perhaps not as well as it could be, could that be the problem?

Blueberry Bush help

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 14:58

I planted a Patriot blueberry bush last year (in ericaceous compost) and it grew well, producing a handful of berries last summer and I was really looking forward to this year's harvest. Everything seemed to be fine in the Spring,  it flowered abundantly but then all the potential berries dried up and fell off and the few  leaves started turning red as they did in the Autumn, most of the leaves haven't developed properly, last year it was really bushy. And most recently the stems have started going black from the ends inwards. See the photo below. Is it stem blight? or something else? can the bush be saved?


 


I'd be grateful for your thoughts as this is my first attempt at growing blueberries.

Plant ID

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 13:20

Salino you are right it is a little prickly and the name Drummond's Pink does ring a bell, I wonder if that wasn't on the original label. Thanks everyone

Plant ID

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 16:57

Thanks everyone, I'm so pleased to finally have it identified

Plant ID

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 12:12

nutcutlet thank you! the blooming I tried to describe is a lot like the Phlox sublata, I think it may well be that one

Plant ID

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 12:03

they do look similar I agree, though only some types have similar leaves. I do wish I had taken a picture of it in full bloom, as it is very distinctive and I haven't quite seen anything like it, I doubt I'll describe this well but the flowers are very close together, the petals almost interlocked, no green is visible at all. Thank you for your reply it is great to have a place to start the search

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Plant ID

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