Forum home Problem solving


I have some Osteospermum plants and about an inch from flower heads the stem is withering and the flower heads dropping, any ideasm?


  • daituomdaituom Posts: 83

    Assuming you are in the uk, I would put it down to all the wet stuff we are

  • Thought it might be???? our heads are also dropping
  • Waterlogged roots can cause die-back so that's a distinct possibility. You could try giving them a good balanced feed in case they are short of some nutrient.

  • Or could it be earwigs eating the tenderest bit of the stem?

  • daituomdaituom Posts: 83

    It`s definitely the weather conditions.


  • CranesbillCranesbill Posts: 28

    Are the in pots or in a boarder,Ive a couple in pots myself and alls fine with them ?.

  • They are in the border,thanks for replies, i will look for earwigs, and give them a feed, but it well could be the weather.
  • CranesbillCranesbill Posts: 28

    Could you not lift the plants and put them in pots, John or are they to big.

  • That is a solution, might wait until autumn.
  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929

    Check the roots for Vine Weavil.

Sign In or Register to comment.