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what's wrong with my lavender standard?

bought both in December from Aldi. One is the icing and the other has been a sad sight fi

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  • one is fine. The other isn't. Both in original pots. Watered.not fed. Inside but lots of light ..

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,196

    Over watering, under watering, draught, too much heat, not enough light?

    Have to ask why anyone would do that to lavender.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,625

    I WOULD TAKE THE UNHAPPY ONE OUT OF ITS POT AND HAVE A LOOK AT THE ROOTS.

    ARE THEY BLACK AND ROTTEN? BAD DRAINAGE.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,535

    Your lavenders are not getting enough passing air. Even though it is not totally hardy, it's better off outdoors on a warm sunny doorway or inside a cool greenhouse/cold-frame. I'm assuming the pots have no holes either which will mean water collecting at the base. 

  • I think over-watering and no proper drainage is also problem here.Try to relocate at some sunny place at your home. 

    Last edited: 28 February 2018 10:03:54

  • thanks for all the advice..the roots were a bit smelly and damp so I'm going to dry it out and relocate to a sunny windowsill and hope it recovers

  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923
    they should really be outside in a cold greenhouse or even fully outside in a sunny sheltered spot, not indoors.
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