Blueberry

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 This poor looking specimen is my blueberry! What's up with it? I have had it for 4 years and it's been prolific until this year when it's just not putting on growth! im going to replace the compost ( ericaceous of course) today but any wisdom would be appreciated

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,503

    I have about a dozen Stacey and one of them looks just like yours this year.  I wonder if it could be vine weevil?  Let me know if you find any when you re-pot and I'll do the same to my poorly one!

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Stacey DochertyStacey Docherty Posts: 1,759

    Bob I treated this for vine weevil in autumn but will double check

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,503

    I treated mine too (with nematodes) - let's hope it isn't something nasty, like the ones mentioned here:

    http://www.kenmuir.co.uk/image/data/pdf/Fact%20Sheets/Blueberry%20Diseases.pdf

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    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,503

    I found the problem with mine.  As Verdun mentioned drainage, I checked and the compost in this one was saturated, so most of the roots had rotted off.  I've re-potted it into a better drained ericaceous mix and cut it back hard, as well as drilling some extra drainage holes in the pot.  The sick one is Aurora, but the pot next to it has the same type, potted at the same time using the same compost and it fine, but the soil in that pot is clearly better drained.  Only time will tell if I caught it in time, but at least I have another 11 (5 different types) which are doing OK. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Stacey DochertyStacey Docherty Posts: 1,759

    Yeah just pulled it up and the roots have rotted image Ahhhhhh well new blueberry and maybe a pink berry

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