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By Andred

County Durham, United Kingdom Gb

Hi, I planted a Phormium 6 weeks in a new patch of soil I have dug out, its a corner of my front lawn that I dug out, treated soil with compost + fertilizer + added ~2inches of topsoil, I have recently started to notice long 'slits' appearing on the leaves, I think this may be wind damage? but would like your advice please? any thoughts? I have attached a photo....

On plant Phormium




Wind damage does cause this, but so would dryness at the roots. Don't feed, keep well watered, trim off damaged leaves if they look too bad.

12 Jul, 2010


Cheers for the comment Bamboo, I have been keeping it well watered, infact I thought I may have been over watering it, but I guess not now,
My next step will be to trim the leaves, im guessing just cut them straight off with say a pair of scissors as close to the bottom as possible?

12 Jul, 2010


Yes, but you'll need sharp scissors or secateurs.

12 Jul, 2010

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