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My bay is not very happy. See photo. Any ideas what is wrong?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,181

    How often is it watered ?

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • TaraMaidenTaraMaiden Posts: 46

    Oh my... that really isn't happy at all, is it? I have to beat mine back with a machete or it takes over the whole side! 

    When did you pot it?
    In what kind of soil? 

    Which direction does it face (Is it in shade, sun... both?)

    And yes - how often do you water it, and how much?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,852

    Sorry Sam, I think it may be all over for that oneimage

    Rani is rarely enough for potted plants in summer

  • your photo doesn't come out...
    I'm worried about mine too.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,181
    I can’t see very clearly but I suspect that may be insect damage … there may well be insects lurking in the ‘undergrowth’ around your bay. 

    I find that bay does best if the area around it is kept clear.  You’ll then have a better opportunity to feed, water and mulch your baytree. 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • bédébédé Surrey Hills, acid greensand.Posts: 1,327
    edited 19 January
    My neighbour's female bay (they're binary) is 10m, multi-stem and going.  She keeps her own area clear.   Her progeny I call weeds.  Except for the few I keep and train as balls, columns or mop-heads.  Some in pots.  Some I give away.

    I haven't yet seen enough to be able to diagnose your problem.  But it is most likely extreme drought or prolonged hard frost.
    "Have nothing in your garden that you don't know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,181
    She sounds big enough to look after herself @bede ... trees are like humans in one particular way ... when they're babies they need their bottoms kept clean  ;)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • bédébédé Surrey Hills, acid greensand.Posts: 1,327
    edited 19 January
    The baby bays are WEEDS, they are well able to look after themselves tens of meters away from mother.  Some that I missed, I cut down and can't get rid of them.

    The problem might be sabotage; a chemical attack by a jealous human.
    "Have nothing in your garden that you don't know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,040
    It's a very old thread @catherine172 which is why the photos don't work  :)

    What care has the bay had in the past? There's a lot of 'stuff' around it which may be contributing to the problem too. All very congested and that means poor airflow which isn't helpful - for most plants, and leads to further problems as @Dovefromabove describes. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,181
    I was referring to the poster's bay as a baby @bede .... not your seedings.  As I said before, the poster's bay needs to have the area around its base weeded.  :)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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