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By Franny

London, United Kingdom Gb

What's causing this please?

I've had this in a barrel planter for about 5 years and this is happening to it! It almost looks like scorch marks, can you help? x

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Aucuba can get black spot and is particularly prone to it in the very damp conditions we had in April.

I'd pick off all the affected leaves and burn them.

4 Jun, 2012


Thank you Anchorman x, can I just say that when I joined GOY last year I read your terrific blog on how to propagate using the pot in pot method. Well I followed your easy step by step instructions on my favourite fuchsia plants and I've got 12 new beauty's! I'm so proud of them! Lol :o) Thanks again.

4 Jun, 2012


That's fantastic Franny.

Even though I must have taken hundreds of thousands of cuttings I always get a kick when they "take" and the pot in pot method does seem to have a higher percentage take than most methods.

4 Jun, 2012


Container grown plants, that might get quite large after 5 years, might like a complete repot and refreshment of compost. Leaves lower down look pale and washed out too.

5 Jun, 2012


Ok Dorjac, thanks. I haven't put fresh compost in this for a while now because of it's awkward position. I'll make the effort :o)

5 Jun, 2012

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