Why does my loquat look so poorly?

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ourarka
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Why does my loquat look so poorly?

Post by ourarka » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:43 pm

Hoping someone might have some advice for me regarding my E. Japonica. It thrived previously in my garden, but was moved to this spot autumn 2012. It gets sun most of the day and whilst the soil is on the clay side, it is pretty good. It just looks so miserable, though the new growth is encouraging. Do you think it has just taken a long time to settle, especially as it's first winter was such a harsh one, or is there a bigger problem. Is there anything. I could feed it with now to give it a boost for this year?
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Re: Why does my loquat look so poorly?

Post by Conifers » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:45 pm

Because it is planted sideways on a cliff, it doesn't like that :lol:



Otherwise, looks fine to me icon_thumright


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Re: Why does my loquat look so poorly?

Post by ourarka » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:01 pm

For once, the picture is actually showing the right way up for me!


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Re: Why does my loquat look so poorly?

Post by Nigel Fear » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:33 pm

Don't panic it'll improve in a few weeks time. Loquat's naturally shed a lot of the previous years leaves at this time of year, your's has plenty of new growth coming on, so you'll just have to be patient for a while, and sweep up the old ones when they drop. :wink:


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Re: Why does my loquat look so poorly?

Post by charliepridham » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:23 pm

Looks normal to me for this time of year
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Re: Why does my loquat look so poorly?

Post by ourarka » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:34 pm

Nigel Fear wrote:Don't panic it'll improve in a few weeks time. Loquat's naturally shed a lot of the previous years leaves at this time of year, your's has plenty of new growth coming on, so you'll just have to be patient for a while, and sweep up the old ones when they drop. :wink:
That's good news, thanks. Didn't realise they shed so many leaves. ........


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