I have a magnolia ("Jane Platt") which has been in a pot for several years - six or seven years. It has been happy enough, and flowering, (although I'm sure it needs to be planted out, which we will do if it survives.) About two months ago my husband, with good intentions (!) repotted it, untangling sedge grass roots which had become embedded amoungst it's own roots. He placed it in a bigger pot, with compost from our own compost heap. It is now in dire trouble and I think might die. Most of it's new spring leaves did not continue to develop and turned brown and crisp at the ends - in fact there are only a few which show any green! I'm not sure if there is anything I can do at this stage, to save it. Would it like ericaceous compost? Is there something which would save it?All the branches and twigs are still green.
I'd be very grateful for any help!
- 13 May, 2011