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karl66
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Limp fatsia

Post by karl66 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:56 pm

Got, load's of healthy fatsia of all varieties dotted around the garden, I have one that's letting the team down!, it's a bog standard fatsia that was planted last summer, it's got no leaf damage & nothing seem's to be eating it!, the colour is deep lush green but the whole plant is drooping :o , there's perfectly healthy photinia's either side although a few feet away I have a large magnolia grandiflora that's suffering heavy leaf loss?, I'm going to give them a bug spray tomorrow but I'm wondering now if it's purely down to soggy ground as these mentioned are quite far down the wet end of garden. Will they adapt to condition's or may need to be moved. karl.

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Re: Limp fatsia

Post by The Codfather » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:01 pm

signs of to wet I would say....
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Re: Limp fatsia

Post by Conifers » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:20 pm

karl66 wrote: I'm going to give them a bug spray tomorrow
Never use sprays unless you have a clear proven need for them!

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Re: Limp fatsia

Post by karl66 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:55 pm

Thank's, I realise you can't fight the water table but I'm thinking of adding something around the rootball area's to help soil dry out quicker?, any thought's....... silversand maybe or I may dig a small trench & fill with small gravel.

Kristen

Re: Limp fatsia

Post by Kristen » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:28 pm

karl66 wrote: I may dig a small trench & fill with small gravel.
Put a drain in? Easy to do if you have somewhere for the water to flow away to - downhill for example, or a storm drain ... or a soakaway as a last resort.

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Re: Limp fatsia

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:48 am

Move the fatsia and replace with a gunnera?

Mr List

Re: Limp fatsia

Post by Mr List » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:07 pm

do that gardeners world thing and build up the ground with stones so the fatsia is higher above the water line

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Re: Limp fatsia

Post by jungle jas » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:38 pm

The Magnolia leaf loss could just be the time of year, some evergreens lose a lot of leaves at this time of year but regrow them immediately. icon_thumright

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Re: Limp fatsia

Post by Tom2006 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:51 pm

I have a small fatsia which has two main growth points. One point is all dropping but the other is fine!?...same plant so I dont get it?
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Re: Limp fatsia

Post by fern Rob » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:14 pm

My Fatsia is really healthy but droops in summer, its about 5ft but really needs removing from the garden and a replacement putting towards the back of the boarder.

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