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Is there something wrong with my currant bushes?

These were planted in spring this year, good-sized pot-grown plants from the garden centre. The first one started to look like this (yellow leaves with brown edges, no new green growth) in summer at some point and has steadily deteriorated, now the second one is starting to follow suit. There are new buds on the stems, more on the healthier looking bush. I’m hoping they’ll recover next year with a good mulch, but thought it prudent to consult the forum to see if anyone had any advice!

Thanks 😄



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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,167
    A bit moth eaten but otherwise just shutting down for winter, I think.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • AndyDeanAndyDean Posts: 157
    Thanks @pansyface
    I'll stop worrying!
  • cornellycornelly Posts: 962
    I strip the leaves when they get to this point, compost them.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,632
    Better to let the leaves fall naturally and then gather them up.   Deciduous plants are designed to shut down their leaf functions and thus heal over the joins before they drop.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • cornellycornelly Posts: 962
    Never had a problem done it for many many years, they virtually drop off any way
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