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.