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Overnight problem with alpines

A selection of small alpines seemed to be quite healthy until yesterday morning when much of the foliage was white and dead.  I brushed a lot off and it's on the ground in front of the container.

The plants are still well rooted. 

I presume is some sort of blight but what and can they be saved?


  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,178
    How odd, especially to die and turn white that quickly. I'd almost assume overspray from weedkiller to act that quickly. The soil does look a bit damp and weedy to be ideal from alpines but it shouldn't cause that.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • Grandad 99Grandad 99 Posts: 52
    Haven't used a weedkiller within 10 yards of the patio where the pot is.

    I have problems stopping my wife overwatering some pot plants.
  • FireFire Posts: 18,114
    Cat / dog / fox pee? Weed spray from over the fence?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,969
    Those look like sedums rather than true alpines ... very susceptible to over watering ... 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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