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bought 4 impatiens hawkeri which I planted in separate pots.they have all started to shrivel up,leaves are turning brown and flowers falling off! what am I doing wrong?



Did you leave them outside? Were they outside when you bought them? Unfortunately, you haven't said where you are in the UK, but if where you are has been a bit chilly lately (it certainly has here in London, specially overnight) then that could be the problem - if they were under cover when you bought them, they would have needed hardening off. The other obvious problem might be not enough water?

31 May, 2011


Hi Ena4bain,
I hope I am not stating the obvious, but have you been watering enough?
Up here in Scotland it is too dry even though we have had quite a bit of rain and from what I can gather from other members postings they say they are having a drought in the south. You don't say where you are.

31 May, 2011

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