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Salt poisoning of bush

Hi all. 

I am new to this Forum. 

in summer 2016 I referbished my house and installed a water softener. It works using salt water blocks to clean the filter. There is a outlet of old salt water that should be connected to a drain. 

I recently found out that my plumber‘s Pipe work just dumped the old salt water onto the ground next to a large mature plant. 

Mir used to be very large and difficult to see through it. Now there is very little leaves and the ones that are on it look burnt. 

A neighbour looked at it and cut it right back. Said that it is the best thing and I need to buy some food for it. 

Anyone with any ideas of what products may help this h she survive?

Many thanks. 

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,163

    OH DEAR.image YOU’LL NOT BE USING THAT PLUMBER AGAIN THEN.

    HERE IS AN ARTICLE ABOUT DAMAGE TO ROADSIDE PLANTS CAUSED BY THE WINTER SALTING OF ROADS. 

    https://plant-pest-advisory.rutgers.edu/impact-of-road-salt-on-adjacent-vegetation/

    YOU WILL SEE WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENS TO PLANTS WHEN THEY COME INTO CONTACT WITH SALT.

    THE ARTICLE SUGGESTS WASHING OUT THE SALT FROM THE SOIL  -  UNLESS YOUR SOIL IS WATER RETENTIVE (CLAY)  -  AND ADDING GYPSUM (CHALK) TO THE WASHING OUT WATER.

    THIS SHOULD BE DONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOLLOWING THE SALT POISONING.

    FOLLOWING THE WASHING, WHICH LEACHES THE SALT OUT OF THE UPPER LAYER OF SOIL, THE ARTICLE SAYS TO FEED THE PLANT.

    GOOD LUCK.

    YOU WOULD PROBABLY BE WASTING YOUR TIME, MOMEY AND BREATH COMPLAINING TO THE PLUMBER. JUST WARN YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT HIM.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,458

    @kier1975,

    "Mir used to be very large and difficult to see through it."

    I don't understand that sentence. What is "Mir"?

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,483

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