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What's wrong with Rosemary?

She's got nasty blotchy bits on lots of her new leaves and one or two of the older shoots have died.  Bought from a good nursery last autumn and planted in well-drained, sandy soil in a sunny bed.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,245

    It doesn't look too happy at all Steve image

    It looks as if it's excessive wet that's caused it. If it was me, I'd dig it out, take all the dead bits off, give it a haircut and put it in a pot of it's own with half grit and half poor soil or compost and keep it somewhere sheltered. Mine often got like that  (we get very high rainfall) and in open ground they just get swamped sometimes and then struggle. I always have them in pots now in the way I've described and they do so much better because of it although they can still get some discoloured leaves at this time of year.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Hmmm... thanks....Maybe I'll try it in a pot, but the soil's poor, sandy and well-drained and the site is sheltered, facing SW with house and fence on the more distant sides of the garden.  Thrips.....?

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Right - thanks..... controls?

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