Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom
I have a philadelphus bush that is about 12/13 yrs old. For the first few yrs of its life it was in a pot, and didnt really grow much. 6 years ago i moved house and put it in the garden, which meant it was always being broken by my dog of the time, 3 yrs ago the dog died and it was lovely to see this plant come into its own for the first time. Last year it was beautiful it had grown 3 times its past size and was full of blossom for the first time ever. This plant has had such a hard life, but still managed to survive. This year however, it is looking quite sad, as if it is not getting enough water. Half the branches have leaves that are curled up and crinkled the other branches look healthy and fresh. All branches are now showing flower buds, and i have checked for wee beasties and can find none. I have also checked the affected branches bark and it seems fine, and although rather brittle the inside of the branches when broken open are green
What is wrong with my poor plant?
- 18 May, 2011