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Heathers Going Brown

Posted: Today at 09:42

Can't get John Innes here, that's why I mixed my own. But I could try a different mix. All that having been said, I think I just figured it out. I fertilised them with a couple of weeks ago.... just realised that seaweed extract was probably a VERY bad idea. Doh.

Heathers Going Brown

Posted: Today at 08:02

Thanks Verdun.

Yes, I made up a mixture which is mainly peat and perlite. There is also some general purpose soil in the mix. Do you think that would be ok?


Heathers Going Brown

Posted: Today at 07:25

Hi All,

I recently bought some heathers and heaths and am growing them in pots. They were doing quite well for a few weeks, but the Calluna vulgaris ones have all started to go brown over the past few days. The Erica carnea ones are looking fine and so is the Erica cinerea. In fact they are putting on plenty of new growth. But I am worries about the Calluna vulgaris. Could it be over or under watering? Which of them needs more water?

Thank you very much for any help!

Cyclamen Die Down

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 20:54


Cyclamen Die Down

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 20:39

Thnks nutcutlet, and how dry do you let them get over the summer?

Cyclamen Die Down

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 19:54

Hi all,

I have some cyclamen coum and some hederefolium. They're in separate pots now, since the forum advised me that they needed different degrees of shade. Now the leaves are dying down. I guess that's expected at this time of year?

How should I treat them now? I know they shouldn't be too damp, but should I let them dry out completely? Should they be fed at all in this state? Or are they actually dying, as it seems a bit early for them to go dormant?

Thank you!

Daffodils dying back

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 00:12

Thank you!

Daffodils dying back

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 23:58

Would they mind being in a cellar do you think?

Daffodils dying back

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 19:36

Thanks Dove. I thought so, but the reassurance is welcome. Dry they definitely aren't. If anything they're a bit wet, or were till lately. I was planning a feed for tomorrow, so looks like I'm doing ok!


Bay Tree Problem

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 19:07

Oh thanks Dove. Will give that a go!

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Discussions started by ommthree

Heathers Going Brown

Heathers in pots appear to be dying off 
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Last Post: Today at 09:42

Cyclamen Die Down

Cyclamen are dying down - How to treat them now 
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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 20:54

Daffodils dying back

Not sure if it's too early? 
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Last Post: 14/04/2015 at 00:12

Bay Tree Problem

Brown leaves and dried out growing tip 
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Last Post: 11/04/2015 at 19:07

Chili Leaf Problem

Seems to be some disease on my child leaves 
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Last Post: 22/03/2015 at 15:33

Cyclamen Coum not Flowering

Am I just impatient, or am I doing something wrong? 
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Last Post: 01/02/2015 at 14:33

Fertilzer Concentrations

Comparing N-P-K values considering dilution 
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Last Post: 06/02/2015 at 14:19

Pruning Gooseberries

Clarification of instructions 
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Last Post: 11/01/2015 at 14:22

Potted Climber for a Shady Wall

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Last Post: 16/11/2014 at 20:46

Plant ID - Tiny White Bell Flowers

Identifying something I saw today 
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Last Post: 16/11/2014 at 17:36

Yellowing Pinks

Yellowing and drying towards the centre 
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Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 14:14

Japanese Maple Looking Sad

Leaves look unhealthy 
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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 00:14

When to Plant Garlic

Am I a bit early still? 
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Last Post: 10/11/2014 at 18:57

Hardy Annuals & Repotting

Should I repot before the frost? 
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Last Post: 13/10/2014 at 20:47

Pruning Pinks

Whether to cut them back at all 
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Last Post: 12/10/2014 at 20:10
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