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magicgardensmagicgardens Posts: 3
edited July 2019 in Plants
Hi I bought these two box plants from a reputable garden centre  last week he told me they had water  sprayed over the top of them during the receipt hot spell  which had made them go yellow , he gave me a good discount so I now need to try and save them  , never grown these before any help would be much appreciated , I have repotted them into bigger pots  and have given  them a small amount of water .jim


  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    I hope you got a very good price as it’s going to take a while to get them looking good again.   I would reshape them a bit now, to get rid of most of the dead leaves and then take off some of the other side so it’s not a weird shape.  Then give them a feed, and keep a eye of the watering.  And then prune some more next spring when you can see what's going to resprout. 
  • magicgardensmagicgardens Posts: 3
    edited July 2019
    Hi thanks for the fast response they were originally £40 each 
     but they gave them to me for  £5 each bit of a bargain if I can save them  , they are in full sun  for half of the day is that ok ,  also do  I keep the soil just moist or let it dry up a bit , is it right what he said or have they got some sort of disease .thanks Jim
  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
    Any plant which is stressed usually appreciates a bit of cooler shade. Being in full sun possibly led to their present state.
  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    It doesn’t look like box blight or an insect infestation, so could well be bad plant care.   I’d keep them moist as box is a woodland plant so half sun/half shade should suit them nicely.  Hopefully this time next year they’ll be looking great again.
  • Thanks for all the help , hopefully I can save them now Jim 🌻
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