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Geranium blight

I have a trailing geranium in my conservatory.  The leaves start off healthy, then go patchy yellow and finally brown and die off.  I have not had many flowers this summer.  Can anything be done?


  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    Yellow leaves normally mean overwatering.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    There is no such thing as geranium blight-it is just a sign of over-watering-they will survive quite happily with minimum watering

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Yes, I agree with Geoff - there's no such thing as geranium blight, they're just too wet.

    Cut down the watering so that your plants are almost bone dry before watering again, and then only give a little water.

  • I am very careful not to overwater and have had this geranium a couple of years.  In previous summers I have had no problems and have not changed my watering regime.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,852

    Maybe it's starving then.  Have you re-potted or freshened up the compost in the time you've been growing it?

    Also, in such a cool, sunless summer, it will have needed less watering than usual so maybe it is, after all, just over watered for the conditions.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
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  • I agree with Obelixx.  You say you have not changed your watering regime - but one of the secrets of successful gardening is to understand the individual requirements of each plant and adapt your cultivation techniques according to the condtions.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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