Too much Miracle gro

Hello there

I'm Cythera, I live in London and this is my first post.

I am new to gardening and i am enjoying it a lot, I have had good results ... I have some plants with big green leaves and foliage but the flowering has almost stopped.

I was informed that dolomac lime can help to counterbalance the effect of the nitrogen as the problem now is going to the leaves. they are yellow and burnt.

If have no idea how to resolve this, on plants already planted. Any ideas?

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,220

    What plants , and how much miracle gro?/?how often?

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,472

    One thing worth trying is lots of water - say watering the area every day for a week or two.  Nitrates naturally get washed out of soil by rain which is why we have to replace them by using compost or fertilisers etc.  This will only work if you have relatively light free-draining soil - a heavy clay soil will just get waterlogged and your plants won't like that either.

    In the long term you are much better off by improving the soil naturally for example by mulching the surface with a layer of compost.  This will be taken down into the soil by worms and as it is broken down by natural bacteria in the soil it will provide all the food your plants need.  As a bonus, the mulch will help prevent the soil drying out so you won't have to water as often.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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