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By Viv1

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom Gb

hi fellow G-O-Yers if a plant that requires well drained soil is growing in heavy soil what are the first signs of it struggling -



The leaves will turn colour and they will drope. You need to add a good quality compost to the hole before planting, make the hole biggrt than the plant and dig abit into the bottom layer of soil. Er What plant are we talking abiout here Viv?

12 Apr, 2010


well great my escallonia is changing colour ! its been in a few years and wondering if its a drainage problem - see my question yesterday for photo thanks

12 Apr, 2010


Hmm, strange, thought I answered your previous question with photograph... Just checked and yes, I have. You don't like that answer then, presumably, lol...

12 Apr, 2010


yes bamboo i do like your answer and taking your advice... i was just desperate and wondered to myself wether this was the cause , patience is a virtue i must learn :-)

13 Apr, 2010


You didn't mention the waterlogging in the previous question - it might, or might not, be a factor, but presumably it will clear, if it hasn't already. Dunno what the weather's like with you now, but quite frankly, we could do with a bit of waterlogging here in west London - I have to go out and put the sprinkler on it's so dry...

13 Apr, 2010


thanx bamboo - just had a big shower of rain here !

13 Apr, 2010

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