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By Jennyh

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have two questions, 1st one is my Acer "Little Princess" has started to get brown crispy edges and some little leaves are shriveled up altogether, I have checked if the soil is dry or not and it is quite wet, it is in a pot on the patio. I only planted into the pot about two weeks ago?

2nd question is my Hellebore, the lower leaves are starting to droop and are quite floppy, again the soil is moist?

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I can only answer the Acer question !
The foliage is drying and crisping most likely due to windburn, these plants need a lot of shelter from the wind or the windburn will get all of them.

25 Jun, 2011


Louise is correct regarding your Acer - windburn needs a position sheltered from the wind in semi shade. No pix. of the hellebore but at this time of the year the old leaves do die back.

25 Jun, 2011


Thanks for the info, the acer was in a position where it could get wind burn, so I will move it. The hellebore its not dying back as its still very green, it just very floppy, sorry about the pic I just could not get it to show up properly on the camera.

26 Jun, 2011


Hellebore leaves do flop, I tend to cut them back if they are in the way.

26 Jun, 2011


I cut the foliage back on mine when summer comes but not because its floppy but because it shades other nearby plants - the leaves are actually rigid !
I have some of the pink, double, Harvington Hybrids.

26 Jun, 2011


Thanks moon growe and Louise 1, Sorry its been a few days been away to Barcelona, but thanks for the advise on the Hellebore. I did cut the one floppy leaf off, but then the next one up on the stem went floppy to.

1 Jul, 2011

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