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By Nad_jay

Middlesex, United Kingdom Gb

Why does n’t this gold crest plant not in best condition? Most of the foliage is dying or becoming brown. Other foliage does not look nice as the plants in garden centres. I have added new compost and plant food. Can anyone give any tips to liven it up?




possibly last winters frost and/or this summers drought at a guess--p.s liked the plant Idents not sure the're all right but you could google the name and see :o)

10 Jul, 2010


this looks like either wind burn or drought, if the browning started recently, you're not watering sufficiently.

10 Jul, 2010


Looks like root drought to me also. This doesn't mean the remedy is to keep it constantly sopping wet either of course! A really good soak (that looks like a pot possibly 10 litres in size?) A full two gallon watering can once a week or shorter interval when it has filled the container with roots. This is the summer regime for watering. In winter, once a fortnight. Forget about any rain too, this has little effect.

10 Jul, 2010


Thanks. I will start watering regularly.

10 Jul, 2010

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