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White leaves on peppermint plant

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 19:54


I'm a novice container gardener with a 30cm diameter pot of (thriving!) moroccan peppermint on my patio, however, I've noticed recently that some of the leaves are white (or very very pale yellow) and some of the green leaves have small yellowy spots/patches.  The patches I notice on upper leaves, the whitish leaves are intermittently spread, and there aren't too many.

Can anyone suggest what this could be? And/or how I can remedy it?

Many thanks.

Wilted chamomile

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 18:55

Just thought I'd say firstly thank you for your reply! I checked and there were no signs of vine weevil- thankfully.  And even better news, my chamomile plant is happily flowering! I ended up asking the herb man at my local garden centre and he thinks it just got batted down by bad weather (or next door's cat).

His advice: cut it back and let it start again.  I've left the cutting back until I've picked a few flowers though : ).

Again, many thanks for your repsonse.

Wilted chamomile

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 16:18


I have a chamomile plant about 30cm in diameter and height in a 30cm diameter container on my terrace (I read that that's the max diameter the plant will grow to).  Suddenly on Friday the plant wilted (it looks like something's squashed it).  It's quite a nice healthy green colour, and the soil feels moist so I'm not sure what's gone wrong?

I wondered if it was over-watered and moved it so it would get sun all day, but after an hour or so in this very hot weekend sun it really did look sorry for itself and looked a bit dry and slightly yellow, so I put back in it's usual spot (which gets sun in the afternoon).

Any ideas what has happened or what I can try to bring it back to its shaggy, bushy self? Could it be needing more water as this has coincided with exceptionally weather.

Many thanks!

Talkback: Ask Adam

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 22:21
Hi Adam,

I am new to gardening and in fact only have a small patio area out the back of my terrace house. Part of it gets a good dose of sunlight and I am growing herbs in pots and potatoes in a dustbin. As a lover of cooking and baking what I would really like is to also grow a tasty dessert friendly fruit that I could use to fill (sweet) pies or make jam from. Can you recommend a fruit plant that would survive well in a container?

Many thanks,

Sophie, Bristol
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