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Jasminum Officinale leaves are drying up

I planted a Jasminum Officinale in a tub earlier this year. It was doing great up until now (it was a tiny plant to start).  All of a sudden, its leaves are drying up and going 'crispy' - see images.  Any ideas what I am doing wrong please? Could I be over-watering?
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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,006
    That black stem looks a bit worrying. What's the soil like under the stones? Has the pot got drainage holes? They're usually pretty bomb proof I have one growing out of paving slabs.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • mmsj496mmsj496 Posts: 69
    Do you mean this black stem - see image?  It is on pot feet, so should be OK, but I have felt the compost in it today which feels very moist.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,006
    Has the pot got enough drainage?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • mmsj496mmsj496 Posts: 69
    It's in John Innes, but with no grit.  Could that be the problem?  Can I rescue it?
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,006
    How is the water getting out? You need good drainage
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • mmsj496mmsj496 Posts: 69
    As well as being on pot feet, the pot has a big hole in the bottom of it.  When I water it, water drains out easy enough
  • mmsj496mmsj496 Posts: 69
    I have just lifted the pot to check its three large drainage holes are clear by poking a bamboo cane into them.  The are all clear, but the cane came out with very wet compost on it.  
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,006
    I think you might have your answer then😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • mmsj496mmsj496 Posts: 69
    Do you think that I have killed it?  Will the compost dry out on its own, or should I repot it or something else?
  • Loraine3Loraine3 Posts: 552
    I would try re-potting it. Make sure you have some crocks (broken bits of pot) over the holes as when you put the cane in you shouldn't have reached the compost! 
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